O'Carroll Launches Rehab Series

O'Carroll Launches Rehab Series widnesvikings.co.uk

28th February 2017

Widnes Vikings star Eamon 'Freddy' O'Carroll has launched a unique Youtube video series, charting his return from a serious shoulder injury. Freddy O'Carroll's Real Life In Rugby League with Nutrition X will be a weekly series that takes supporters behind the scenes and shows the dedication needed to return to the playing field.  

After a difficult 2016 that was hampered by injuries, the talented forward was looking to returning in the Vikings' pre-season friendlies. Unfortunately, he sadly suffered a serious shoulder injury in the build up to the 2017 Betfred Super League season. 

The Ireland international and Vikings forward will be giving supporters complete access to his recovery - from seeing him build his fitness in altitude chambers through to receiving updates from medical staff. It is hoped that the series will conclude with Eamon making a triumphant return to the field in May.

Episode 1 of the series has recently been launched. It sees Eamon undertaking rehabilitation on his own, and starting to use light weights for the first time since his injury, as he starts to rebuild his strength. In the piece, he speaks candidly about his disappointment at the injury and how important it is to him to return to action with the Vikings.

Eamon O'Carroll says: "I wanted to find something productive in this situation, so I thought it would be interesting to give supporters the chance to see what it takes to come back from a serious injury. Supporters see you play on a Friday night or Sunday afternoon, but they don't really know what happens Monday to Thursday. It should be interesting viewing!" He adds,

"All I want to do is play rugby for the Vikings.  I'm determined that this series has a happy ending with me returning to the field in May."

Watch Episode One here.

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