McGuire still some way off Leeds return

Leeds Rhinos captain Danny McGuire has admitted he is doing everything he can to push ahead with his recovery after the Rhinos’ poor start.

McGuire hasn’t featured since limping off in the first-half of their season opener against Warrington. Since then the Rhinos have missed their influential leader, losing all four games and are currently bottom of Super League.

With the Rhinos suffering from a major injury crisis, with the likes Beau Falloon, Tom Briscoe and Carl Ablett all missing, Leeds are desperate to get bodies back into the squad.

For McGuire, his spell on the sidelines is expected to go on for another three to four weeks.

“It’s frustrating when you’re injured because you want to be out there playing,” he told TotalRL.

“It’s tough at the minute because I want to be doing my bit for the lads but I can’t.

“I’m working as hard as I can in the gym and doing everything possible I can to get back on the field. It should be about three or four weeks time.”

Despite being given a rough time-scale for his return, McGuire revealed the medical staff at Headingley are remaining coy on the finer details.

“I’m trying to get a date out of the physios, but they’re keeping everything close to their chest,” said McGuire.

“I’ve got to take it day by day and see how it improves, but it definitely is improving and I’ll be pushing to get back on the field as soon as possible like all lads do.”