Brisbane’s Andrew McCullough is aiming for consistency in 2011 after successfully recovering from surgery.
The 20-year-old hooker has recently returned to full training after going under the knife to fix a shoulder problem.
McCullough has been receiving rehabilitation alongside another injured Bronco in Peter Wallace, who is also nursing a shoulder problem.
“It’s been a long couple of weeks for most of us for most of us anyway, so I’m lucky I’ve got Wal [Peter Wallace] there with me to do a bit of extra shoulder work when the rest of the boys are doing contact,” said McCullough.
“Certainly the blokes who’ve been round long enough know there’s always going to be injuries in rugby league. That’s all part of the game.
“It’s always tough, but that’s something you’ve got to do if you want to play rugby league.”
After establishing himself as the Broncos’ first choice dummy-half in 2010, the former rookie of the year says he wants to cement his position.
“I want to play with consistency,” added McCullough.
“That first year I had was alright then the second year was a bit up and down – I had some injuries – so that’s all a learning curve. Now I want to hopefully cement the number nine spot and play consistent footy for the rest of the year.”