The one time representative player was a regular in the Newcastle sides of 2 and 3 years ago, a talented ball playing forward or possible five-eighth – Abraham had plenty of tricks in his kit bag.
Still on the good side of 30, Abraham was struck down with horror injuries in the past few years – which killed off a stint with the North Queensland Cowboys nearly 2 years ago.
Having reached country representative honours in the years prior, much was expected of Abraham until his luck turned sour.
But with new coach Rick Stone offering the former first grader every chance, Abraham has been training with up to 3 squads in an effort to get himself back in the frame and give the NRL one last shot.
While contracted to Kurri Kurri for 2010, Abraham has been training with the Knights and their NSW Cup feeder team Central Coast Centurions to give himself a shot of getting back into the NRL side.
“I’m just plugging along, training when I can,” Abraham said.
“At the moment I’m training with three different sides.
“I train with Kurri late in the day once or twice a week, I also work with the Central Coast squad at times, and I jump in with the full-time Knights boys when they’ve got a session on that doesn’t collide with my work hours.
“I’m all over the shop at the moment, training with anyone I can get in on, but if all this falls through, my main focus is with Kurri. That’s where I made my commitment first.”
With new coach Rick Stone offering Abraham every chance to train and work closely with the first grade squad, it’s an ideal launch pad for the experienced player.
If the injury merry-go-round starts to swing the other way and strike at other Knights players, then Daniel Abraham might just get a shot at the big-time once more in 2010.