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Currie could delay Warrington return

12th January 2019, 16:18 by Tom McGarry

Warrington Wolves second-row Ben Currie could delay his comeback from a knee injury to benefit his long-term recovery.

The 24-year-old suffered the second anterior cruciate ligament injury of his career during the Wolves’ Challenge Cup victory over Bradford Bulls last April.

He has been making good progress with his recovery and the club are hopeful he will be fit for their first Super League match of the season against Leeds Rhinos on February 2.

Currie has also targeted that match for his return although he insists he could delay his comeback if he feels there is a risk of a setback.

"It’s coming along really well at the moment,” Currie told the Warrington Guardian. "We’re not putting a date on it. We don’t want to rush anything.

"In an ideal world, I would be ready for Leeds, but nothing is ever that simple. We could end up playing 37 games this year, so it would soon be forgotten about if I missed the first couple."

Warrington reached the Grand Final last season in Currie's absence although they were beaten in the showpiece by Wigan Warriors.

The former Swinton Lions loanee feels the squad is in even better shape this season and is confident they can challenge for overall glory.

He added: "Every year we say it’s a great squad, but the strength in depth we have this year is unbelievable. We are going to be a very dangerous team this year."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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