Knee fears haunt Kiwi tough man
JARED Waerea- Hargreaves may be among the most feared forwards in the NRL but the Sydney Roosters enforcer is still plagued by doubt.
Doubts on if his knee will fail him again. Waerea-Hargreaves is still worried about the knee injury which ended his 2015 season prematurely and plagued his 2016 year.
While he has returned to his best this year, the thought of re-rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament has not left him.
“Coming back midway through last year I was fairly low on confidence,” WaereaHargreaves said.
“I didn’t know how to handle certain things on the footy field. I had a good pre-season and feel like I’m doing my job and excited to be playing footy.
“There is a really good vibe and it is a good place to be around. It’s really tough (to come back from). I believe these things only make you stronger and a better athlete.”
“(I’m worried about) doing it again. You always have that doubt there about redoing your knee. “
As he tries to put those thoughts to one side, WaereaHargreaves is focused on reclaiming his Kiwis Test jersey.
He will line up against a host of potential Kiwi teammates today when the Roosters play the Warriors.