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Winger closing on Dragons return

14th March 2019, 02:56 by Michael Holland

Ashton Hewitt says he is finally making good progress from his shoulder injury and hopes to be back playing for the Dragons soon.

The 24-year-old suffered a dislocated shoulder while training with the Wales squad ahead of their 2018 summer tour to the USA and Argentina and has not played since.

Hewitt needed a second operation late in his recovery, which was a setback, but thankfully it looks as though he is now on the mend.

“The latest X-ray at three months was spot on and the surgeon’s happy, so I’ve started ramping it up," he said.

“Now, I can start swimming a couple of times a week and I’m out on the pitch running, so it won’t be long before I start doing some skills with Alan Kingsley.”

Hewitt says he cannot wait to start playing again and aims to fight his way back into the side as soon as possible.

“I can’t wait to play again and it’s the longest I’ve gone without playing rugby,” he added. “I feel like I can go out there and crack on as if I’d never stopped playing. Hopefully, I’ll take my chance because I back myself to.

“There’s strong competition in the squad, but that’s always healthy and is only going to make us grow as players, which will strengthen the squad.”

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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