Campese on course to return in January

Hull KR coach Chris Chester has revealed that influential captain Chris Chester is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a serious knee injury.

Campese missed KR’s Challenge Cup Final appearance against Leeds Rhinos at Wembley in August due to the injury, which forced him to miss the remainder of 2015.

But after initial hopes were to get Campese back playing at the start of the new Super League season, Chester revealed to the Hull Daily Mail that in fact, their captain could be available for the club’s first pre-season game at the start of next year.

“Terry is in very good hands and he’s flying with his rehab at the moment,” said Chester. “Our medical staff are monitoring how he’s getting on and I’m keeping in touch with him too but all the reports have been very positive.

“He’s running, doing his side-to-side movements and his multi-directional work so he’s well on track.

“We won’t rush him, but we’re confident he’ll be ready for our first pre-season friendly in January, which will be a big boost for everybody.”