In the world of rugby league, injury has the potential to ruin any player’s season, and for Hull FC centre, Kirk Yeaman, he was on the receiving end of a bad run of injuries in the 2012 Super League season.
Fast forward to 2013, however, and the 29-year old who has just signed a new 2-year deal with the Black and Whites, prior to their trial win over Castleford, is focused on making the next 2 years some of his best.
Yeaman is a former Great Britain international, and has scored a phenomenal 145 tries in 173 games for the club, with his new deal to keep him at the club until the end of the 2015 season.
â€œIâ€™m really happy to sign a new contract and itâ€™s great timing to come with my testimonial game but, Iâ€™m not going to get sentimental – Iâ€™m only focused on making sure this is my best two years to come,â€ Yeaman said.
â€œI was extremely frustrated with how last season went for me and Iâ€™m intent on making sure I bounce back this year and produce my best rugby.
â€œI love the club, I donâ€™t want to play anywhere else and I want to make sure that Iâ€™m back to my best week-in week-out.â€
Hull FC coach Peter Gentle knows full well what Yeaman went through injury wise in 2012, and is looking forward to seeing a fully-fit Yeaman carving it up for Hull FC.
â€œKirk had shocking luck with injuries last season but he has come back in the best possible manner, and has been training the house down.
â€œI think weâ€™re starting to see the effect a fully-fit Yeamo can have on our team.â€