Leeds Rhinos: Injury-victim Burrow has sights set on swift return

Rob Burrow.
Rob Burrow.
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ROB BURROW has described the fractured collarbone he suffered in Leeds Rhinos’ Tetley’s Challenge Cup win over St Helens two days ago as “just one of those things”.

Coach Brian McDermott said the half-back/hooker could be sidelined for up to 12 weeks after being hurt in the second half of Leeds’ 32-12 victory.

Burrow said: “It is just one of those things, that’s rugby.

“I will be trying to get back as soon as I can. I am loving my rugby at the moment and I am happy with how I am playing.

“But this is all part of your rugby career, you get injuries. I will do all the right things and get back playing as quickly as I can.”

Burrow’s injury marred an outstanding win and he said: “When you draw somebody like St Helens it is a big game and you have to play well in big games.

“St Helens have been in great form this year so we knew we had to perform well and we did. They were never going to give in, but I thought we dominated the game for large parts and thoroughly deserved the win.”

With Paul Aiton facing another two months on the sidelines due to illness, Leeds are now without an experienced hooker.

But Burrow said: “We’ll cope. We have got strength in depth and there’s a great young kid called Robbie Ward in the under-19s, who’s waiting to get out there.

“Whether he’ll get a chance now I don’t know. But it’s like me when I was starting, that’s how you get your chance, through injuries.

“It is chance for somebody else to have a go and we’ll be absolutely fine.”

Rob Burrow.

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