2013 is a year that he would want to forget and has he gets older, so too does his body start to wear down but that has not stopped Wakefield Wildcats stand-off Paul Sykes from playing on, with the veteran re-signing with the club for a further season.
The 31-year old club stalwart still has the desire and motivation to play on next year, and despite being restricted to just 16 games this year due to a knee injury and then a broken leg, he is keen to make up for what has been a frustrating 2013 by his standards.
â€œItâ€™s been a bit of an up and down season for me personally and Iâ€™m looking forward to starting afresh next year and stay the whole season injury me,” said Sykes.
â€œAfter the first injury I got back playing and just started to get my fitness back. then I break my leg. Itâ€™s pretty frustrating because Iâ€™ve been pretty lucky up until this year with injuries, so Iâ€™m just looking forward to getting all things right electronic cigarette nyjoy for next year.
â€œWatching the lads is a bit frustrating because you want to be out there so probably does make you a little bit hungrier.â€
With key players Danny Kirmond and Dean Collis already re-signing, Sykes is pleased to stay with the club and believes they have a solid core of players sticking with the club as they move forward in search of the ultimate goal.
â€œWe have got a strong, tight-knit bunch of lads and itâ€™s probably the best bunch of lads Iâ€™ve ever played with. Itâ€™s good for the club that all those boys are staying for next year and the foreseeable future,” said Sykes.
Despite his broken leg, Sykes has not ruled out a return this season.
â€œI got the pot off yesterday so I can start doing my rehab and the doctor says I can start running in 7-10 days,” said Sykes.
â€œIâ€™m going to try and get back for the last couple of games. If it happens, it happens. If it doesnâ€™t, then Iâ€™ll have to focus on next year.â€