30th November 2017, 16:01
ASHLEY GIBSON BOUNCES BACK TO PRE-SEASON TRAINING
Returning from a ruptured bicep injury, former Super League centre Ashley Gibson is in full fruition during pre-season training as the team hit peak fitness levels ahead of the 5 upcoming fixtures.
Gibson, sponsored by CRS Eagle, suffered a severe bicep injury against Hull KR in his second game for the Bulls, side-lining him for the remainder of the season following his move from Wakefield Trinity.
“I’m really happy to be back to full training with the boys. It wasn’t an easy start to life with Bradford, I wanted to come in and help keep them up in the Championship but things didn’t work out that way,” said Gibson.
“We are in the position that we are in now and everyone is working their hardest to get back up there.
“It was tough taking that injury so early into my move, sitting on the side-lines for the rest of the season watching the boys play was tough but I’m just happy to be back.
“My arm feels great now, it was awful when I first injured it but everything is back to normal and I’m raring to go.”
As Bradford host local rivals Halifax RLFC at the Provident Stadium this Boxing Day, Gibson intends to return to the field as soon as possible and play in the festive fixture.
“I’m sure that I’m going be alright for the Boxing Day friendly, it would mean a great deal to me to get out there and get back into action.”
Drawing the curtain on the fourth week of pre-season training, the Bulls are focusing on maintaining fitness levels as they battle through the rigorous tests the Strength and Conditioning Coach, Chris Black implements amongst them.
“We aren’t focused on the coaching situation right now, we are all working really closely with Chris who is doing a great job, pushing us all to get us in prime condition.
“We aren’t worried about the Head Coach right now. When it happens it happens, we have all faith in the club to make the right decision and bring in a great person for the job.”
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