At the end of last season Castleford Tigers star Danny Richardson suffered a horrible injury.
He was helped from the field against Salford Red Devils as his season was well and truly over.
It was later confirmed that he had done his ACL and MCL and required surgery.
Following this surgery then Castleford Tigers coach Lee Radford said it would likely mean Richardson would miss the entire 2023 season.
At the time of the injury, Richardson said on social media:
“Disappointing end to the 2022 season.
“Gutted and frustrated after tearing my ACL and MCL last week. Not had much luck this year an no doubt there’s more challenging months ahead.
“Just another low on the rollercoaster of RL”
Richardson had successful surgery but lost the number seven shirt to Jacob Miller as the former St Helens star moved up to the number 37 shirt.
However, Richardson has taken a decisive step towards a return as he returned to the field this week as revealed on the club’s Twitter page.
“It’s good, it has been a long road to get here. It has been eight months since I did it. There has been lots of ups and downs,” Richardson said on Tigers TV.
“It is a relief to get back on the training field and be back out with the lads and keep progressing, building up my fitness.
“I don’t want to rush things.”