Head of Performance Paul Devlin has given the most recent update on the South Sydney Rabbitohs injury ward ahead of the team’s clash with Wigan Warriors on Saturday.
Devlin has been extremely happy with the progress of Club Captain Greg Inglis, who has returned to full contact training ahead of the new NRL season.
“He’s progressing really well,” said Devlin. “He’s pretty much in full training now with the boys. We’re happy with his progress we’re just monitoring him week-to-week.
“We’ll keep increasing his loads and exposing him to different things and he’ll keep progressing as Greg does.”
Recent signing Vincent Leuluai, who has also had a long injury lay-off, is getting close to full fitness after coming back from a shoulder reconstruction.
“Vincent Leuluai is progressing nicely. He’s in the final stages, he came to us from Melbourne after having a shoulder reconstruction,” said Devlin.
“We have rehabbed him carefully and pushed him along really nicely in the last month. He’s ready to continue his full contact progressions over the next week or two with the hope to be available for next week.”
Devlin has also been impressed with quick recovery of Adam Reynolds, who has been recovering from a foot injury, while also describing the small shoulder injury his halves partner Cody Walker has picked up.
“Adam Reynolds has had a form of plantar fasciitus, which he’s had some issues with for a few weeks,” Devlin added. “Again he’s progressing nicely.
“He’ll run again this week and then we will assess him at the back end of this week in regards to next week.
“Cody Walker has got a slight AC sprain just in his shoulder but nothing too serious. He won’t play this week but will be available hopefully next week.”
Jesse Arthars will miss the Wigan game with a minor shoulder injury, while Angus Crichton is dealing with a ‘tricky injury’ and is being monitored closely by both performance and medical staff.
“Angus Crichton has missed the last couple of days of training with tendinitis in his Achilles, which is a tricky injury to manage with such an powerful explosive athlete,” said Devlin.
“Again, we are just taking it day-by-day with him and taking the advice from Eddie Farah, our physio, on when we can get him back running. We expect him to run at the back end of this week with the hope to be back next week.”