Woods on track for return..

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Woods on track for return..

Post by Geo. » Sun 08 May, 2016 12:38 pm

Blues forward Aaron Woods is nearing a complete recovery from an ankle injury
May 7, 2016 10:05pm
DAVID RICCIO
The Sunday Telegraph

HERE’S some news that will put a smile on the face of NSW coach Laurie Daley.

Wests Tigers captain and influential Blues forward Aaron Woods is nearing a complete recovery from an ankle injury and could return to the NRL next weekend.

As Daley contemplates life without Sydney Roosters and NSW halfback Mitchell Pearce, Daley can rest easy in Woods’ confidence that he’ll be fit for Origin I at ANZ Stadium on June 1.

Having missed the past four weeks for the Tigers, Woods is up and running and is planning a full-blown contact session this week where he hopes to receive the green light to return against Canterbury next Sunday.

“I did running last week, I’ll do a bit of skills and then I’ll do all the team stuff next week and if I get through that, I’m a massive chance of playing,’’ Woods said.

“We’ve just got to test it out next week with the contact and see how it pulls up.

“I just want to make sure I feel confident.

“It would be outstanding (to return against Canterbury), but if worse comes to worse, I’ll be back against Newcastle.

Despite the original diagnosis suggesting the injury could take up to eight weeks to recover, Woods said he was always confident that provided he applied himself to his recovery, he could be back sooner rather than later.

Should he return against the Bulldogs, Woods would meet his close mate from the Blues head-on, Canterbury prop David Klemmer.

“I use to stress about injuries, but now I know if I do that I’m only going to be in a bad head space, so you’ve just got to deal with what it is,’’ Woods said.

“I was pretty lucky, they said anything between four to eight weeks and if I look after it, I’ll be back earlier and if not, it will be a long eight weeks.

“This weekend has been four weeks. But our physio (Peter Moussa) has been great, allowing me to take the rehab machines home and it’s been 24/7 recovery pretty much.’’

Asked if he feared the recovery time of the injury would cost him a spot in Daley’s NSW 17, Woods admitted: “I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t.

“But at the end of the day, I’ve just got to get the body right first.

“There’s no point hurting yourself in the first minute and letting everyone down.

“That’s the thing that Laurie has brought to the side that’s really good. You’ve got to be honest, if he’s going to pick you.

“He’s all about loyalty, but you’ve got to show a bit of faith back.”

Woods’ return would prove an obvious boost to the Tigers who sealed, what the club captain described as “the most courageous win he’s seen at the club” against South Sydney 10-days ago.

“They showed a stack of character and that’s something we plan to use going forward,’’ Woods said.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/ ... 4eef809275
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Post by Geo. » Sun 08 May, 2016 12:42 pm

It is good news...hope he is not rushed back in an attempt to just prove fitness...
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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sun 08 May, 2016 12:45 pm

Who cares about Daley

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Post by Fade To Black » Sun 08 May, 2016 1:25 pm

^Woods does. He needs to convince him he is ready for Origin. Simple really.

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Post by maxxy86 » Sun 08 May, 2016 1:27 pm

As much as be good to have him back maybe another WK wouldn't be such a bad thing.
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Post by willow » Sun 08 May, 2016 1:39 pm

He will be right to go against the Dogs. Great news too.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sun 08 May, 2016 1:49 pm

Hopefully Grant and Moses are back too.

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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Sun 08 May, 2016 8:00 pm

Good positive news

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Post by TrueTiger » Mon 09 May, 2016 7:18 am

Now there's something to wet the appetite for the WTs....

Woods,Grant,Ballin,Farah....all ready to rumble....oh and E.Taylor in the mix...... :D
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Post by RobWT » Mon 09 May, 2016 1:09 pm

Good news.

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Post by willow » Mon 09 May, 2016 1:57 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:Hopefully Grant and Moses are back too.
They should be right to go. E Taylor will be interesting, Ideally I'd like to see E Taylor on the bench.

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Post by WestsSupporter » Mon 09 May, 2016 2:00 pm

I read an article Moses and Grant are certainties, with Ballin and Taylor in consideration for the 17.
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Post by GNR4LIFE » Mon 09 May, 2016 2:01 pm

willow wrote:
GNR4LIFE wrote:Hopefully Grant and Moses are back too.
They should be right to go. E Taylor will be interesting, Ideally I'd like to see E Taylor on the bench.
Ballin is back as well apparently. Perfect timing to give him a couple games in NSW cup to get his match fitness than come in round 12 when Farah is on Origin duty. I think from that point onwards Ballin will be a regular on the bench.

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Post by Tigerdon » Mon 09 May, 2016 2:09 pm

is Hoppa out for Religious reasons?
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Post by Balmain Boy » Mon 09 May, 2016 2:32 pm

Tigerdon wrote:is Hoppa out for Religious reasons?
You'd have to assume so. That's what he said. If he wouldn't play in a GF there's no chance he'd play against us..!

Is this their first Sunday game of the season?

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Post by clifferdSH » Mon 09 May, 2016 2:52 pm

WestsSupporter wrote:I read an article Moses and Grant are certainties, with Ballin and Taylor in consideration for the 17.
Don't see how Ballin could be in the mix as he's only just coming back from a serious injury...2-3 games in NSW cup first would make the most sense then chuck him in when Farahs playing for the Blues

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Post by clifferdSH » Mon 09 May, 2016 2:53 pm

Balmain Boy wrote:
Tigerdon wrote:is Hoppa out for Religious reasons?
You'd have to assume so. That's what he said. If he wouldn't play in a GF there's no chance he'd play against us..!

Is this their first Sunday game of the season?
Yup Dogs first Sunday game of the season and he is most certainly not playing

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Post by shakey4d » Mon 09 May, 2016 3:58 pm

To me, the interview on the tigers site with woods suggest he may be another week away.

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