St Helens’ Walsh to return for pre-season

Injured St Helens star Luke Walsh has told the St Helens Star that he is going to be back in England to play for the Saints next season – and has indicated he will be back around the time of pre-season.

Walsh suffered a horrific injury during Saints’ game against Widnes last month, suffering a broken leg and partially broken ankle – an injury which has subsequently ended his season. He admitted he thought his career was over after picking up the injury, but said the injury is progressing nicely, and he will be back walking again sooner, rather than later.

“I’ll go home back to Australia after the Grand Final to do my rehab and recovery and then return for some of pre-season. I’ve already been around the boys and into training. I’ve been doing weights and stuff. I’m sure the injury should not take too long to sort out,” Walsh said.

“When I was coming off and I was on the bed it I thought that was it, that was my footy career over. I was thinking all sorts of stuff.

“Thankfully it is going pretty good and the cast comes off in five weeks and then I’ll have a boot on for four weeks and I can get back walking.”