The dummy half underwent an operation on a previously broken bone which had not healed properly, in order to make sure that he was fully fit for the 2016 campaign.
“I’ve still got to wait for a scan in a couple of weeks to make sure 100 per cent,” he told his club’s official website.
“I’ve started back weights and running again. It feels 100 per cent better – I should be good (for the start of the season), the physios are doing a great job and it looks like it’s healing well.
“Chris Brookes (club doctor) told me I couldn’t play on, because I wanted to get my arm done. He said I could play in the play-off games and the Grand Final.
“But I had a word with Steve McNamara (England Coach) and it was best for me to have it (the operation).”