I didn’t even know my arm was broken, reveals Bradford Bulls injury victim Sibbit (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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I didn’t even know my arm was broken, reveals Bradford Bulls injury victim Ian Sibbit
Ian Sibbit is refusing to rule out a return to action before the end of the season.
The Bulls forward sustained a broken right arm during the 54-0 drubbing at St Helens – initially playing on after not realising the extent of the injury – and has been told he will be sidelined for up to 12 weeks.
With his contract up at the end of the year, it remains to be seen whether he will play for the club again.
But the 31-year-old Wiganer is staying positive after shoulder surgery sidelined him for three months earlier in the campaign.
Sibbit said: “Hopefully I might get back in time for the back end of the season.
“I’ll certainly be giving it my all to get back as quickly as possible.
“It’s just another challenge that has been put in front of me.
“Injuries are the worst part of what we do but I’ve got to overcome it and move on.”
Sibbit said he was unaware he had broken his arm at Langtree Park.
He explained: “I was trying to wrap Francis Meli up and I think I just caught my arm on his elbow.
“I’ve never had an arm injury before in my life and didn’t know it was broken.
“Our physio Jamie Moseley came up to me and I said ‘no, I’ll be all right’ and sent him away. But a couple of tackles later I just couldn’t grab anything with my arm.
“I realised something wasn’t right and when they brought me off the doctor had a look at it and told me my right arm was broken.”
The Bulls have been decimated by injuries this term and Sibbit has suffered as much as anyone.
He said: “I’ve never known a club have so many injuries in one season.
“I’ve never know a physio to be as busy as ours has been this year. He must have been the busiest man in Bradford.
“I’ve been told it will initially be ten to 12 weeks on the sidelines and then just see how it goes.
“I’ll get back as soon as I can rip into my rehab, keep on top of my fitness and the sooner I can get back the better.”