Hull KR star half-back Jordan Abdull is hoping to return to action for the back end of the season following his hamstring injury suffered against Catalans.
The one-time England international had previously missed part of the season due to a quad injury sustained during training at the beginning of May.
He marked his return in the trip to Perpignan to face the Dragons in Round 15, only to be forced from the field with a fresh hamstring blow.
Head coach Willie Peters confirmed the injury following the 38-4 defeat, admitting it would be a minimum of 12 weeks.
Abdull and the club decided not to opt for surgery, which would have extended the return date by an estimated further five weeks.
It appeared unlikely to see the Hull KR number seven back in action again this campaign, entering the business end of the season.
However, speaking to BBC’s Tanya Arnold on the latest Super League Show, Abdull admitted that he was pushing to return to the field again later this year in a bid to help his side secure a play-off spot.
Jordan Abdull provides positive injury update
“The injury is going pretty good,” he said.
“It’s conservative rehab, we decided to go without the surgery.
“Things just go a little bit slower and a bit less aggressive than what you can do if you have surgery.
“But it’s coming along nicely. I’m ticking all the boxes at the minute and if I keep going on the projectory that I’m going on at the minute, then we’re very hopeful that I’ll be back for the back end of the season.”
With Abdull sidelined and full-back Lachlan Coote having called time on his career due to medical advice, Peters has since brought in half-back Brad Schneider from the Canberra Raiders on a deal until the end of the season.
The Germany international has made 12 appearances in the NRL since making his debut in 2021, and did not feature in the recent derby defeat to Hull FC.
Mikey Lewis and Rowan Milnes have currently taken over in the halves, while Abdull could yet partner the new recruit later this year, remaining positive on his rehab journey.
“It’s frustrating, but there’s not a lot I can do,” Abdull continued.
“There’s no point kicking stones and throwing the toys out the pram.
“I have to crack on with my rehab and make sure that once I’ve ticked all the boxes and I return to play, that I’m in good shape and ready to play.”
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