Injured Titans lock Jai Arrow has now set his sights on making his return from an ankle injury in the Gold Coast’s Round 20 clash with the Roosters, with medical officials taking a cautious approach to the Burleigh junior’s NRL comeback.
Arrow injured his ankle in Round 14 against the Warriors, and has been working around the clock with Titans medical staff to strengthen the ankle and surrounding area after surgery.
Arrow had initially pencilled in a return against the Broncos at Cbus Super Stadium in Round 19, but has decided to not rush his return to the field late in the year to limit complications that may further restrict his game time.
“I’ve been doing a lot of rehab with the physios and I’ve been strengthening it up with a lot of exercises to get back on to the field as early as he can,” Arrow said.
“Hopefully in two weeks, the Roosters game. We were looking at the Broncos game (next week) but the coaching staff think it’s a little early, and we don’t want to rush it.
“It’s probably the most major injury I’ve had (in my NRL career) and I don’t want to go out there 80 per cent or 90 per cent – I’d rather go out there 100 per cent.
“Hopefully I can then play some consistent footy for the rest of the year.”