Comeback kid Moss picks up where he left off
JUST as quickly as he came back Joel Moss could be set to leave again.
The Grafton Ghosts' speedster set the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League alight last season as he used his speed and strength to cross for 29 tries.
He finished as the competition's top try scorer and took off to Tweed Heads in the hope of securing a professional rugby league career with the Seagulls.
That dream was left in tatters thanks to a recurring groin injury, which left Moss to question whether he had a footballing future at all in February.
Moss is not one to quit, and surprised everyone when he returned to the field in the back half of the Group 2 season.
He tore Orara Valley apart with four tries, and snuck back into first grade after several strong performances in reserve grade.
"I think it was the time off that helped," Moss said.
"I had about seven months off where I didn't do much at all. It's still a bit niggly but it's not too bad."
The "Moss Rocket" was left to live through one of the worst days of his footballing life last year when a groin injury ruled him out of the Ghosts' eventual loss to Murwillumbah in the NRRRL preliminary final.
Forced to watch from the sidelines, Moss can still recall the experience of watching his mates fall to the Mustangs.
"That was devastating," Moss said. "I didn't want to watch that game at all."
Moss also dropped a bombshell when he indicated tomorrow's blockbuster could be his last.
"I'll probably hang the boots up this year," Moss said.
"I need to focus on getting a business together and concentrate on work. There's so much there to sort out and I'm getting there slowly.
"Tweed Heads have kept in contact and all that but I told them I'd stay for work."