The big return!

Tonight marks the return of Wasps and England fly-half Danny Cipriani to first class rugby. One of English rugby’s best young prospects, he was caught in a tackle in May 2008, dislocating and fracturing his right ankle (top left- not quite pointing the right way for running!). He is returning to first team action 6 weeks ahead of schedule. As well as first class rehabilitation, and youth on his side(!), a combination of first class nutrition, and a positive attitude to return, has made this recovery a great success both for him, Wasps and English rugby – especially as Jonny Wilkinson is back in the treatment room for the forseeable future. – How can such a fit, strong, athletic guy get injured so much?!

WILKO’S POST-2003 INJURY WOE
Oct 2008: Dislocates knee
May 2008: Shoulder operation. Misses England tour to NZ
Sep 2007: Twists ankle. Misses first game of RWC
Nov 2006: Suffers kidney damage. One month on sidelines
Sep 2006: Knee ligament injury. Misses autumn Tests
Jan 2006: Torn abductor muscle
Nov 2005: Groin operation
Sep 2005: Appendix operation
Jul 2005: Shoulder injury v NZ. Misses third Lions Test
Mar 2005: Injures same left knee on comeback
Jan 2005: Knee ligament damage. Two months out
Oct 2004: Haematoma in right arm. Misses autumn Tests
Feb 2004: Shoulder operation. Misses Six Nations
Dec 2003: Shoulder injury.

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3 Responses

  1. I think Jonny Wilkinson may think that exercise is bad for your health, any normal working person would be jobless having that much time off work. I suggest he take sit easy in recovery maybe a few light kettle bell cleans to start off with and then progress but I guess he will try and rush back and get injured again. He must remember slowly slowly catchy monkey!

  2. Having read his autobiography, he will be back as soon as possible, having rehabbed and trained like a madman. The bloke is committed and focussed almost to the point of being boringly robotic, but like the odd sportsman that comes along every now and then… he’s a legend!

  3. Having read his autobiography, he will be back as soon as possible, having rehabbed and trained like a madman. The bloke is committed and focussed almost to the point of being boringly robotic, but like the odd sportsman that comes along every now and then… he’s a legend!

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