Winger Anthony Don didn’t have the greatest off-season but since returning from the Christmas break, the 2017 Paul Broughton medallist has been making good progress.

The 30-year-old had a number of shoulder dislocations throughout 2017 but managed to control it through the back end of the season but the surgery in October was unfortunately just the beginning. After the reconstruction, the Grafton junior was struck down with an infection, which ultimately led to a second surgery, forcing his return to the field back even further.

“Up until Christmas I was really slow. I was expecting to miss three or four rounds but since that break, I’ve been working hard and it’s going well,” Don said.

“I won’t be out there next week and am probably doubtful for round one. I don’t really have a definite return date as yet but things are progressing well.”

“They had a run this morning and going up against a more experienced Broncos side and they’ll be looking to have a good hit-out.”

Don was today speaking at the Tweed Heads ‘Men of League’ function, one that is close to his heart.

“My grandfather (former player and coach, Ron Willey) received help from the Men of League later in his life when they bought him a wheelchair.

“It’s something that is very close to me so I enjoy coming to these events when I can and showing my support.”