Newman making progress with recovery

Leeds Rhinos have received an early boost in 2021 with the news that Harry Newman is ahead of schedule on his road to recovery.

The centre suffered a horrific double leg-break in September, which was due to keep him out for more than six months.

But the Rhinos are delighted by Newman’s early progress as he continues to make strides towards a return to the field.

Rhinos coach Ricard Agar told League Express: “We’re really pleased with how Harry’s recovery has gone.

“He’s worked really hard and he’s made great progress. We don’t want to put a timescale on his recovery because it was a really nasty injury and there can be complications, but we’re really pleased with the progress he’s made so far.”

Leeds return to pre-season training today (Monday), though Jack Walker will be among those who will not return to full training after undergoing double shoulder surgery in the off-season.

The fullback is due to return to action in March and Agar said: “Jack’s got a bit of work to do. He’s had a major surgery and he’ll have some catching up to do. The surgery will make it difficult for him to do work in the gym, so it’s going to take some time once he’s in a position to return, but we’re confident he’ll put the work in to get back to first-team contention.”

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