Exclusive: Kallum Watkins sets sight on injury return with Salford 

Kallum Watkins

Salford Red Devils centre Kallum Watkins has revealed his possible return date from injury

Watkins, 31, has been sidelined since June 2021. 

The England international underwent surgery on a meniscus and MCL injury, only for a tear in his ACL to be discovered during the operation. 

He sustained the injury against Warrington, having battled through the pain to play on in the second half of the clash.

Injury: Kallum Watkins confirms season-ending injury

Now, after nearly nine months of recovery, Watkins has revealed his return is edging closer.

Kallum Watkins reveals return hopes

“My recovery has been going really good,” Watkins told Love Rugby League.

“The rehab is going really well. I’m running and stuff like that now and have been involved in a little bit of contact over the past week or so.

“I’m progressing on well and I’m probably looking around mid-April time to be back playing. 

“Hopefully I’ll be fully training in the next few weeks. I’ve still got to do a little bit of testing at the end of the month to give me the all clear. But it’s going really well.”

Success the key for Salford

Paul Rowley’s side currently sit in eighth spot in the Super League table, recording two wins. Those victories came in the opening two rounds against Castleford and Toulouse respectively, but they will be looking to bounce back from three consecutive defeats.

“The team and the club want to be successful,” Watkins continued.

“Obviously I want to be a part of that as well. For me, it’s about getting my body right and being in a good place in terms of my injury and mentally as well.

“It’s always tough when you’ve got a long injury to come back from. At the same time, I’m always positive about it.

“I’m looking forward to getting back playing and getting myself into the team and helping the boys out as much as I can.”

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About Josh McAllister 1529 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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