Brisbane winger Jharal Yow Yeh could be ready to return from his injury nightmare in time for the start of the 2014 season.
Yow Yeh, 23, has missed nearly two seasons of NRL action after suffering a compound ankle fracture in March 2012, but Broncos head coach Anthony Griffin says that the ex-Test winger has impressed in pre-season training.
“He’s obviously doing his first off-season as he couldn’t do one last year,” said Griffin. “He’s got through a whole lot of work and is moving a lot better.”
In a nightmare 10 months Queenslander Yow Yeh underwent skin grafts and a total of eight operations, before finally returning to the second tier Queensland Cup in April 2013.
However, his season was ended in August when he broke his hand moving a fridge for his mum, prompting rumours that he was set to pull the plug on his NRL career.
Griffin paid tribute to Yow Yeh’s mental strength: “I know he has a great positive attitude. He is doing everything he can and is way ahead of where he was this time last year.
“We are just hoping he keeps progressing and that we get to see him in a Broncos jersey next year.”