Injured Titan Dale Copley will be at his diligent best over next few months as he recovers from a shoulder reconstruction.
Copley missed the final six games of the 2019 season due to a hamstring injury, but it’s recovery from shoulder surgery that will have him as part of the rehab group when the players return to training in early November.
Titans.com.au caught up with Copley at Varsity College where he was speaking at a school assembly about domestic violence prevention and respect, and the 28-year-old looked a picture of health after ditching the sling just a fortnight ago.
“I’m two weeks out of the sling, so it’s made life a bit easier,” Copley said.
“The wife is happy that I’ve been able to help around the house a bit more.
“It was good to get out of the sling.”
Recovery and rehab after major surgery is a slow process, but having had his fair share of injuries throughout his career – and this being his second shoulder reconstruction – Copley is well aware of what it takes to get back to being NRL-ready.
“There isn’t a heap you can do when you’re in the sling, but now that it’s off the rehab picks up somewhat,” he said.
“Not really until 12 weeks does it really ramp up, but there is some low-level strength work I can do, so hopefully by November I can start in the gym and begin that hard work.”
Copley will resume training with the Titans from November 4 where he will participate in all fitness sessions with the main group before joining in the contact sessions after the Christmas break.