Wales international Anthony Walker free to return to rugby league
Wales international Anthony Walker has been cleared to make a return to the game after being forced to retire back in 2017.
The 28-year-old prop made his debut for St Helens in 2013, where he made 17 first-team appearances.
Walker linked up with Wakefield in 2015 and played 17 games for Trinity, as well as having loan spells with Whitehaven, Dewsbury and Rochdale.
But in 2017 – just before the World Cup with Wales – he was forced to retire due to scans revealing an abnormality in his brain that has been with him since birth.
Walker has since made a strong recovery though and has undergone all protocol to have been cleared by the Rugby Football League to make a return to the professional ranks.
Walker, who has earned six caps for Wales, tweeted: “There it is – I’ve just had it confirmed from the RFL that I am good to go play professional rugby again!”
There it is! I've just had it confirmed from RFL that I am good to go to play professional rugby again!……fucking lock down! pic.twitter.com/qbUEGI1Csy
— Ant Walker (@Ant_Walker) April 10, 2020
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