Mose Masoe says the incoming birth of his fourth child is giving him the inspiration needed to recover from a serious spinal injury.
Masoe, 30, suffered a life-changing injury after being hurt in Hull KR’s pre-season friendly against Wakefield back in January.
He has been visited in hospital by a number of his Hull KR team-mates, including front-rower Mitch Garbutt, as well as Robins head coach Tony Smith and more recently NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg.
Furthermore, a fundraiser set up by the Hull KR Community Trust to aid Masoe’s recovery has surpassed the £53,000 mark.
On Monday, he is set to sit up in bed for the first time since his surgery last month.
Now, he says he is targeting being able to be present for the arrival of his new child, with wife Carissa set to give birth in July.
Speaking to NRL.com, he said: “She finds out next Sunday whether it’s a boy or a girl so she’s halfway through now.
“For myself, I want to walk. There’s a lot of [baby] milestones that are coming up and I want to be there for them.
“They do say it takes 6-18 months for recovery and things like that. But we always like to push it and try and come back early from an injury.
“That’s the goal; to get out of here before she has the baby.”