Leeds Rhinos skipper Danny McGuire says he will bounce back from injury as he bids to line up against rivals Castleford Tigers at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle this Thursday.
The 33 year-old was named as Rhinos captain this season following the departure of Kevin Sinfield, but suffered a knee injury during the first half of the round one defeat at home to Warrington Wolves in February.
“I was so excited about this year and being made captain added a bit more responsibility,” the stand off told the Daily Star.
“But I’ve only played 30 minutes so it’s been disappointing and frustrating not being able to be out there helping the lads.
“Mentally it’s tough being injured, but I’ve had a few setbacks along the way so I know how to handle it.”
“The game is tough and everyone who plays it is tough. Injuries are part and parcel of the game,” he added.
The Rhinos picked up their second win of the season at home to St Helens last Friday but have failed to win away from Headingley since last year’s Grand Final at Old Trafford, leaving the Rhinos 9th in the table, a point behind Thursday’s opponents.
“There is still plenty of time for us to find our feet this season and to turn it around,” McGuire said.