Fax’s Grix aiming to be ready for start of the season

Warrington Wolves' Simon Grix (left) is tackled by Huddersfield Giants' Larne Patrick during the Engage Super League match at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday July 8, 2011. See PA Story RUGBYL Warrington. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
Warrington Wolves' Simon Grix (left) is tackled by Huddersfield Giants' Larne Patrick during the Engage Super League match at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday July 8, 2011. See PA Story RUGBYL Warrington. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
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Returning Halifax recruit Simon Grix has said he hopes to be in full training by Christmas, with the aim of being ready to play by the start of the Championship season in early February.

Grix, who is back at his hometown club a decade after leaving for Super League outfit Warrington, has not played for more than a year after breaking his leg playing for the Wolves.

“I’ll be starting the rehab work shortly with the aim of being back doing the on field stuff with the rest of the team by Christmas,” said Grix.

“In my own mind, I’m aiming to be ready around the time the season starts, but I’m not a doctor or a physio.

“I’ve been out for more than a year, I was on crutches for five months, so it’s not something that can be rushed.

“It’s been a difficult year; there have been a lot of deadlines that have slipped past and there’s been a lot of time when I’ve had to be patient.

“I’m just looking forward to getting back on the field, but it needs to be done right.”

Full interview with Simon Grix in Friday’s Courier Sport