Although he is not yet ready to play a game of footy, Brett Greinke is excited to support his teammates when they run out for the Charity Shield match against the Dragons on Sunday.
“Everyone’s excited for the start of the season,” said Greinke.
“Charity Shield this week is a big one, the boys are looking forward to it, I can’t wait to see them run out and give it a crack.”
Greinke was unable to get a run in first grade in 2016 after the salary cap was reached but built a high level of respect for the Club describing the feeling to debut as one that would mean a lot to him and act as a way to give back.
“It would mean a lot, the Club has been really good to me since I’ve been here and I just want to give back to the Club and also to the boys.
“We’ve got a really strong group of guys here and I want to be a part of that and play as many games as possible."
Despite spending the year on the sideline, Greinke is feeling confident in his rehabilitation after suffering a leg injury in the back end of last year.
“I’m feeling good, I’ve been working hard rehabbing and trying to get back on the field as quickly as possible.
“I’ve just completed my first week of running on the field doing a bit of rehab, bit of fitness and feeling really good."
Focusing on getting passed his injury, Greinke is determined to develop further as a player and hopes to make his NRL debut for the Rabbitohs in 2017.
“Pretty much to play as many games as possible, get over this injury and try to debut and then stay in the team as long as I can.”
View the full interview with Greinke in the video player above.