For an injury as rare, yet as painful as this one – Bulldogs winger Bryson Goodwin could have expected to never play NRL again, but after a remarkable recovery from a ruptured spleen, he is up and running again, training with the club for the first time since the injury.
Just 8 weeks after suffering the injury, Goodwin has declared himself fit and ready to play, as he returned to full training.
Despite being healthy, the 26-year old now knows that getting re-signed by the club, is a whole different story altogether.
“I am off contract and I guess the injury did not come at a good time,” Goodwin said.
“It is getting pretty late in the year, so I need to get myself out there and I have been doing everything I can to get fit and recover. Hopefully something will come up soon and I will get it sorted out.”
Whilst his intention is to play first-grade, Goodwin knows that getting back into the side, will be easier said than done.
“I think it will be tough forcing my way back in,” Goodwin said. “They are playing so well and I don’t think Des will change a winning team. I have to be ready to play and ready to take my opportunity if it comes along.”