Briscoe targets April return
Leeds Rhinos winger Tom Briscoe says he is making good progress as he continues his recovery from major knee surgery.
Briscoe, 29, suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in August and will miss the start of the 2020 campaign.
He says his "knee's coming on well" and hopes to return by April.
He told the Yorkshire Post: "We're looking at around March, April (return). That will be around seven, eight months, so fingers crossed it all keeps going well and I'll be back by that time.
"Pre-season's a bit different when it's like this; it's still as tough, trying to get back and push myself to get back fit and with the rest of the boys."
Leeds open the new season with a home game against Briscoe's former club Hull FC on Sunday, February 2.
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