Burrow aiming to be fit for start of 2015 season

Leeds Rhinos utility Rob Burrow has revealed that he has undergone “therapy” to correct an injury problem which plagued him during the latter part of last season – but has insisted that he will be right for the beginning of the 2015 campaign.

Burrow played a crucial role in Leeds’ run to Challenge Cup glory, before their season ended prematurely after a surprise defeat to Catalans Dragons in the play-offs. And the 32-year-old says that early exit has helped him to be ahead of where he thought he would be in his recovery, and says that whilst he is not currently participating in full training, he will be ready to go when the season kicks off in February.

“I was injured towards the end of last season,” Burrow revealed to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“I never really got over that, but I had to wait until the off-season to have therapy, which is a series of injections. I have had it before and it’s why I missed three games after the Challenge Cup final. I came off the bench in our final game and I was really struggling.

“Going out of the play-offs wasn’t a blessing in disguise, but I was able to get my therapy done earlier. If we had got to the Grand Final I would have had it done after that, so I am ahead of where I might have been. I have had the injections now, but I can’t run for two months.

“I am working on the bike and things like that – there’s me, Kev (Sinfield) and Joel Moon, quite a few of us. I am not in full training now, but I’ll be all right for the season.”