Injury Update: Return to pre-season training

Injury Update: Return to pre-season training
Author
Dan Talintyre
Timestamp
Fri 22 Nov 2019, 12:33 PM

Wests Tigers youngsters and extended NRL squad members officially returned for pre-season training this week as preparations begun for the 2020 NRL season.

High Performance Manager Andrew Gray provided an update on a number of players who are currently undergoing rehabilitation following off-season surgeries, as well as those who are continuing to recover from injuries sustained in 2019.

Having suffered a serious knee injury in Round 22 last season, Jacob Liddle took a huge step forward in his recovery this week with the removal of a knee brace.

Following a positive surgical review, the young hooker can now begin his lower body rehabilitation program with a planned return to running in the early rounds of the 2020 season.

Wests Tigers hooker Jacob Liddle
Wests Tigers hooker Jacob Liddle
Josh Aloiai also recently received positive news following successful wrist surgery and will commence pre-season training in a splint until further healing occurs.

Russell Packer continues his recovery from a foot injury that saw the New Zealand international require surgery towards the back end of the season, while fellow Kiwi Elijah Taylor will return to training in early December following minor knee surgery.

Matt Eisenhuth and Alex Twal both had successful groin surgery in the off-season and will resume full team training in the coming weeks in the lead up to 2020.

During their representative commitments for Samoa, both Michael Chee Kam (shoulder) and David Nofoaluma (elbow) sustained injuries but neither will require surgery, with the pair to resume pre-season training in early December.

Ready to run it for the culture #685 💙❤pic.twitter.com/iF9E9gDsb4

— Michael Chee Kam (@chee_kam) November 1, 2019
Currently on a train-and-trial contract, Brad Abbey is also progressing well following ACL surgery with the Canberra Raiders during 2019 and is on track to return to full training in February next season.

Wests Tigers senior players will all return for pre-season training in the coming weeks as Michael Maguire’s side continue to lay a strong platform for the year ahead.

Potentially good news regarding Liddle and Packer, but I’ll actually believe it when I see them on the field and consistently playing first grade. If they break down again get rid of them asap (naturally with due regard to contacts).

How can Packer still be in rehab? He’s had an injured toe since the easter debacle against the eels in April.

@airbus said in Injury Update: Return to pre-season training:

How can Packer still be in rehab? He’s had an injured toe since the easter debacle against the eels in April.

Stated above that he had surgery at the back end of the season, so sounds right.

Liddle back running early 2020?

Wasn’t there a serious set back???

@Moh said in Injury Update: Return to pre-season training:

Liddle back running early 2020?

Wasn’t there a serious set back???

Early rounds of 2020, so running in March or April, being 7 or eight months post injury, sounds about right.

@formerguest said in Injury Update: Return to pre-season training:

@Moh said in Injury Update: Return to pre-season training:

Liddle back running early 2020?

Wasn’t there a serious set back???

Early rounds of 2020, so running in March or April, being 7 or eight months post injury, sounds about right.

i really really hope Liddle does not rush this

i want him back and i want him back FOR GOOD, no more injuries u great fella!

@airbus if it was turf toe (which can be complex) lots of athletes take over 12 months to get that right.

Jacob Liddle has removed knee brace 3.5 months after suffering multi-ligament injury (ACL + MCL/PCL?) & undergoing surgery
Aim to return to running early rounds of 2020, return to play usually at best 8-9 months but more likely 10-12. Multi-directional instability = lengthy rehab
https://twitter.com/nrlphysio/status/1201103769112498176?s=19

Hmmm…oh well. Pretty much what was expected at the time of injury.

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