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Ex-Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils star sees “light at the end of tunnel” after injury

Jackson Hastings will always be beloved by Salford fans.

He joined the club in 2018 and helped them fend off relegation before committing to them in 2019 when he guided them to the Betfred Super League Grand Final despite the fact they were second favourites for relegation at the start of the season.

They finished third and a famous semi-final win over Wigan paved the way for a first ever Grand Final appearance where they sadly couldn’t get the job done against St Helens.

He picked up the Man of Steel award that season before moving on to Wigan in 2020 where he again played in a Grand Final as the Warriors finished top.

Again, he was denied Super League glory and there was none forthcoming for him and the Warriors in 2021 prior to his departure to Wests Tigers this season where he has had a terrific impact until injury cut his season short.

However, the former Wigan and Salford man “can see light at the end of the tunnel” posting another injury update on Twitter today showing himself using a squat bar with no problems around his injured ankle.

He said: “Pain free under a squat bar, ankle responding really well to it. The range in my ankle now would allow me to not have to use a box but always use due to multiple quad tears (for anyone who cares). Can see light at the end of the tunnel now. We move.”

He’s still determined to play for England in the World Cup saying recently after another injury update after his two x-rays that he would be “good to go” for Shaun Wane’s side should he get selected.

England could do a lot worse than including another quality halfback in their squad, but it remains to be seen whether he will feature he certainly seems like he would be fit to do so if called upon.

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