Halifax forward Adam Robinson made an ahead-of-schedule comeback in Sunday’s 35-16 win at Dewsbury, then admitted he had thought his 2013 season might have been over.
Robinson had been sidelined for two months after undergoing major shoulder surgery that doctors initially told him could have ruled him out until August.
“I had written my season off at one stage,” said the former Rams forward.
“When I got the news I was clearing the snow off the pitch for the Dewsbury game at the Shay and it properly knocked me sideways.
“I am two months ahead of where I should be; the specialist said between four and five months initially and this is only the ninth week post op.
“I just decided to crack on with it and do absolutely everything I could.
“I have just trained every day and really gone at my rehab like I have never done before.
“I knew I’d be back early, but to be back as quick as this was probably above what I expected.”
Robinson, who warmed up for the trip to the Rams with a brief cameo for Fax’s under 20s, looked dangerous against his old club, with a couple of barging runs emphasising his value to Karl Harrison’s side.
“It was great; a perfect game to get back into, a big forward battle down the middle,” he said.
“I had 20 minutes with the under 20s, and I got whacked around a bit in that, which just gave me the confidence that it (the shoulder) wasn’t going to go again.
“That meant I felt I could swing it about a bit on Sunday.”