Ian Watson reveals when Jake Connor will return from injury

Ian Watson has given an indication of when Jake Connor will return to Super League action this season, and has given an update on his progress. 

Speaking on when we could see Connor back on the pitch, Watson said:

“Not far. He has just passed over from the physios to the strength and conditioning. So, he will be doing a lot of running.

“He is ready to drop in and do some rugby bits.

“He is not far away, he needs to get that weight and physicality behind him. It is a long season. We’re not going to rush him back, but we’re not going to hold him back.

“I imagine it will be around Round Four or Five.”

Recently, Watson spoke to Serious About Rugby League about where Connor will play.

Connor can play at six, fullback or centre and Watson sees him as being mostly an option at six or one.

He will wear the number one shirt but won’t necessarily play there.

Watson said on this:

“The beauty of Jake is that he can play both to be fair, what he’s got is undoubtable talent and he can open up defence so whether he plays at six or whether he plays at one we can put him in positions where he can open teams up, where he can use his skill set.

“That will be the key for us and we’ve worked on a lot of them, even with him not being in training, because obviously we’ve got Will Pryce and Tui who are similar types of players. So we’ve worked hard on getting them together to be able to create the options, so when Jake does come in it just falls into it.”

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