TOUCHDOWN: Gold Coast Titans’ Anthony Don (right) scores a try against the Newcastle Knights during their round three game at Cbus Super Stadium. PHOTO: DAN PELED / AAP
TOUCHDOWN: Gold Coast Titans’ Anthony Don (right) scores a try against the Newcastle Knights during their round three game at Cbus Super Stadium. PHOTO: DAN PELED / AAP

Dislocation could see Don return to Valley early

FORMER Clarence Valley kid and Gold Coast Titans winger Anthony Don may find himself back home in Grafton earlier than usual after he was ruled out for the season with a dislocated shoulder.

Don, who suffered the injury lining up for the Burleigh Bears in the Queensland Cup last weekend, will undergo surgery for a shoulder reconstruction on Tuesday.

The Titans winger is not one to wallow though, and is already thinking about a return next year.

"Unfortunately I am definitely done for the rest of this season, but it's all about recuperating in the off-season and I will be pushing to get back for next year's trial games," Don said.

"I should find myself back at mum and dad's and around Grafton pretty soon, actually. Plus there is the off-season so I might be spending more time than usual on the Clarence."

With Don's former team, the Grafton Ghosts, heading in to a qualifying final against Coffs Harbour this weekend, the former Group 2 try-scoring record holder is putting all his support behind the Grafton side.

"I still keep in touch with a few of the boys from the Ghosties side so I can keep on top of what is going on," he said.

"I know the Rebels have really come along this season so it is going to be a good finals series.

"I won't be able to make this weekend against Coffs but hopefully I will be back for one of their upcoming games depending on how results go."

Don started the season like a bull at a red flag, seemingly finishing plays and scoring tries at will. But a mid-season form slump saw the winger return to Queensland Cup for the Burleigh Bears.

"Overall I was pretty happy with how this season went," Don said.



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