Brumbies and Wallabies flanker David Pocock has revealed that his rehabilitation from knee surgery is on track for a return at the start of next year’s Super Rugby tournament.
While Pocock stepped onto a playing field for the first time – since his second knee reconstruction – during a touch rugby match, he will not be in action for the Canberra Vikings during the inaugural National Rugby Championships.
But although he has trained with the Vikings, he is eyeing a return with the Brumbies in their Super Rugby opener against the Reds at Canberra Stadium on February 13.
“I’ll be sweet, that’s been the plan [to play round one],” Pocock told The Canberra Times on Monday.
“Peter Myers, the surgeon, was really keen for me to have a really full, nine-month rehab so I should get through a full pre-season and be right to go next year.”
Although the Wallabies are preparing for there Test against Argentina in Mendoza this weekens, Pocock said making a return to Test level was not on his mind at the moment.
“When you’ve had a couple of big injuries in a row you just focus on getting back, get the body right, get back playing a lot of Super Rugby again,” he added.