Since bursting onto the scene in 2017 with a debut hat-trick and becoming the youngest Super League Champion in history, things haven’t been easy for Jack Walker.
The young fullback has suffered major injuries in the last three seasons even missing the entirety of 2021 whilst his time in Super League this year at Leeds was cut short by injury earlier this year which prompted Leeds to get Zak Hardaker in so by the time Walker returned to fitness he was sent out on loan to Hull FC where he was really excelling until he picked up another injury.
It’s not been the season he wanted but this has been a massive step forward for the Rhinos fullback after missing all of the 2021 campaign and Walker will be hoping to get over injuries moving into 2023.
That’s especially after his surgery went well as Walker took to Instagram to confirm this week whilst also revealing his future is unclear.
With Hardaker reportedly negotiating a deal at Leeds with Richie Myler also cemented at the club and with the Rhinos salary cap mostly spent up, it’s unclear where Walker would fit in at Headingley in 2023 even if he is contracted to the club for next season.
After such an impressive spell with the Black and Whites, could he join them permanently moving forward?
Well it seems Walker doesn’t know the answer either saying he’s looking forward to 2023 “wherever that may be.”
Walker said this whilst reflecting on the last year, saying: “That’s a wrap for 2022. So glad to be back doing what I love. Ankle operation went as planned. It’s been a challenging year that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed, meeting new people and making friends in the process.
“Just want to thank everyone for the support. Time to rest up and enjoy time with my family. See you in 2023 wherever that may be.”