A philosophical Jonus Pearson has vowed to rip in to rehab to be ready for next pre-season after having 2020 Titans campaign aborted prematurely by a ruptured pectoral tendon.
The talented winger, who joined the Titans this season from the Dragons, injured himself at training and underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair the damage.
But despite his first year on the Gold Coast coming to an unfortunate end, Pearson is determined to throw himself into the work required to be ready for pre-season training in November.
“I guess everyone knows how serious pec injuries can be, and when it happened, I knew it was gone,” Pearson said. “I ruptured a tendon in the pec, and that’s not something you can leave to itself, so I had the surgery.
“I am glad I had it done. Now I just have four to five months of rehab ahead of me, and I can’t wait to get in there and get back to work.”
The timing of Pearson’s injury could not have been worse, with an MCL injury to Young Tonumaipea, ankle issues for Dale Copley, concussion to Corey Thompson and a corked thigh to Phil Sami battering the Club’s backline stocks in recent weeks.
“It was very disappointing to go down like that, especially seeing as it was not in a game, just training,” he said.
“The injuries we have had in the past couple of weeks have been full-on, but thankfully not too serious for most of the boys.
“Youngy had a huge pre-season since joining the club after his mission work, and was playing so well. To see him injure himself like that was a real shame.
“But injuries are part of the game. The challenge for us now is to get into the rehab, do the work, and get back out there on the field again.
“I will keep in touch with the physios, and we will map the road forward together. I’ve got one more year with the Titans, so I am looking forward to doing the work and hitting the ground running for pre-season so I can give it my best shot for next season.”