Clubb on the road to recovery

Wigan’s Tony Clubb says he’s well on the road to recovery after successfully undergoing surgery to remove a kidney last week.

Clubb is already eyeing a return to training, but admitted he faces plenty of hard work before he can pull on a Warriors shirt again.

“I had my surgery last Wednesday over in Salford, which took about four-and-a-half hours and then I stayed in overnight to recover,” he told the club’s official website.

“The operation went well, but I didn’t feel too good when I came round, so it was Thursday evening before I got to go back home.

“I’ve been a bit sore for a few days – the simplest things like getting out of bed and picking up the kids have been much harder, but as each day goes on I’m feeling a lot more like myself and just want to get back to normal now.

“I’m a bit impatient so being unable to get out of the house has got on my nerves, but I went for a walk yesterday (Tuesday) morning which was nice – the weather was good and it was good not being stuck inside, but I felt really well in myself too.

“The surgeon saw me on Monday and he’s really happy with how I’m healing, so it looks like I’m on track now and it’s one less thing to worry about, it’s no longer in the back of my mind.

“Hopefully I can get back to training next week now, it’ll be a slow process, kind of like last season when I recovered from my neck injury, but I’ll be glad to get back to work.

“It’ll be light work for a little while, getting my muscles back working and doing some core training – not that I had any core in the first place!

“Then before I know it I should be back in full training with the lads and back on the field helping the team out.”

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