Halifax’s injured full back Miles Greenwood says he has not given up on playing again in 2015, although the experienced number one knows he faces a “race against time”.
Greenwood broke his leg in two places in the home fixture against Featherstone last month, but is now on the road to recovery after undergoing surgery to repair the damage.
And the Oldham-based player, who spent 18 months on the sidelines during his first spell with Fax during the Matt Calland era after a career threatening knee injury, is firmly focused on exceeding expectations.
“I went to see the specialist last week and he was talking about me playing again inside six months,” said Greenwood.
“The club’s got me in to see the best people and we are working from their protocols; we’re doing everything right.
“It’s not great odds on me playing again this year, and it’s a race against time, but I won’t give up on it.
“I’ve learnt to never give up in these situations.
“I have been through this before, and it is tough, but it does help having had that experience.
“The good thing about this is that it’s two clean breaks and that’s a lot better than last time.
“It doesn’t look great on the X ray, but it’s pretty simple; I’ve got some metalwork in there and some pins and the doctors are really happy with it.
“They think the bones will be as strong or stronger than they were before.
“I can actually put some weight on it now as well, which is good, so it’s definitely progressing.”
While the timescale for his return remains uncertain, Greenwood has no doubts about the quality of his deputy, with the former Siddal junior James Saltonstall emerging as a consistently impressive last line of defence ahead of Sunday’s home fixture against Workington (3.0).
“I’ll be taking a few tips off James, to be honest,” laughed Greenwood.
“When Rich (Marshall) told me he was going to put him there, I had no doubts about him at all.
“He’s a quality young player and he’s doing a great job for us.”