CRUEL BLOW: Dynamic Coffs forward Ryan Danvers (12) made a big impression in his short Group 2 stint. Photo: Leigh Jensen
CRUEL BLOW: Dynamic Coffs forward Ryan Danvers (12) made a big impression in his short Group 2 stint. Photo: Leigh Jensen

Long road back for Danvers after bad knee injury

IT COULD take up to 18 months for Ryan Danvers to make a full recovery from his shocking knee injury and return to rugby league.

The Coffs Harbour back-rower played one and a bit games for the Comets since transferring from Grafton Ghosts in the off-season and made a big enough impression to have club supporters devastated at the thought of his loss.

That's apart from the player himself who went down in a tackle against Macksville on April 20.

In less than 20 minutes on the field, he scored two tries and made four clean line breaks before succumbing to the injury.

He later underwent a five-hour operation to repair damage and will miss the rest of this season and possibly longer.

Coffs president Steve Gooley said it was a cruel blow to the young player.

"At this time in his career, it's a shocking thing to happen," he said.

"The damage is pretty awful and the last thing we're worried about is footy.

"He's a good young kid and we all just want to see him recover."



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