Leeds centre Harry Newman is ahead of schedule in his road to recovery from a double leg break.
The 20-year-old suffered a double leg break in the Rhinos’ win over Hull KR in September which ended his season.
Newman is now back in training as the Rhinos start pre-season, and Leeds coach Richard Agar says Newman is making great progress.
Agar said: “Harry Newman is really in front of where he needs to be in terms of his leg.
“We are not going to rush him back but he is very positive. The specialist gave him the news that he is in front (of where he needs to be) and that he’s coming on really well.
“He is back on his feet and is training with us. He’s not running and joining in with us but he’s able to do a few static skills and things like that which from a mental perspective too is a sign of progression from him.
Just 105 days after his double leg break last season, great to see @Harry3Newman take his first step back on a rugby field this afternoon
— Leeds Rhinos (@leedsrhinos) January 7, 2021
“He has handled the time off and the injury well and is literally attacking what he has got to do day by day very well. It can be a very difficult period training on your own and after such a huge traumatic injury for him, I think the way he has dealt with it has been remarkable for such a young bloke.
“Jack Walker, Alex Sutcliffe and Luke Briscoe all had shoulder operations so they’ve got their own little gang going in terms of training and we’ve set all three of those guys a challenge to be fit for round one, so fingers crossed.”
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