Leeds Rhinos star Harry Newman has spoken out on his heartbreaking news that he will be ruled out for the rest of the season as well as the World Cup.
The West Yorkshire club released this statement earlier: “The club confirmed that during Newman’s rehabilitation for the hamstring injury he suffered a further set back which will require longer term specialist and care. Newman will now focus on his return to full fitness for 2023 with the full support of the club’s medical and performance teams.”
Now, Newman himself has spoken out on the issue on his social media: “There’s highs and lows in sport and that’s the nature of it. I wanted everyone to hear this from me that my 2022 season has come to an end. For a player this is very hard to accept having been through some tough challenges over the last 2 seasons.
“Next weekend marks 2 years since I fractured my leg and it has been 2 years of ups and downs. I am absolutely gutted knowing I’ve worked to hard in my rehab to try and get back for the back end of the season and to give myself a chance of playing in the World Cup. All of that has been ripped away from me and I have undergone surgery this morning to fix a hamstring issue which I suffered on my right leg earlier in the year which has now appeared on the left.
“Luckily I have a great support network around me and staff coaches and players to help me get back to where I belong. 6 months to get right and be ready fitter and better than ever before. Finally I want to wish the boys all the best at Old Trafford next weekend. This club is back where it belongs competing for trophies. See you all there Rhinos fans and Thankyou for sticking by the team and myself all season!”