It wasn't the end to season 2018 that fullback Michael Gordon would have hoped for but the 34-year-old is recovering well from that wrist injury that occurred during a midweek training session.
Gordon had played every game in 2018 before a training mishap prior to the round 22 match against the Panthers, ended his season. Scans revealed he had dislocated his wrist with a trip to the surgeon required to get it back into place.
Two full weeks in a cast with no physical movement available, just put the Tweed junior behind the eight-ball and his season had come to an end.
"I had two weeks in a cast and couldn't really do anything which was frustrating," Gordon said. "That was the most annoying thing, you usually go a little stir-crazy not doing things for a couple of days, let alone a few weeks.
"It's in a good spot now, still a little stiff and sore but I've got a long time to get it right before pre-season starts."
Aside from the wrist injury, Gordon was incredibly pleased with his season, saying he has felt as good as he has in years, after a season.
"My body felt really good all year. I think I only missed one session throughout the year.
"Physically I feel really good and mentally I feel fresh. I think just being back home, I think that is refreshing me mentally more than anything.
"The staff here were really good with managing loads etc and I'm feeling really good."