Watch an exclusive interview with Brent Webb as he speaks about the surgery to resolve his back injury and find out how his rehabilitation is going.
Leeds Rhinos star Brent Webb has spoken for the first time about the back injury that ruled him out of the engage Super League Grand Final and the World Cup. Webb underwent surgery on his spine a fortnight ago and is now in rehabilitation to get him back to full fitness. However, Webb has said that he is pleased to have finally got the problem resolved and is looking forward to the future with a lot of hope. He commented, "I'm feeling pretty good. I was struggling for a while there but I feel like I am getting back to normal. The operation on my back was successful and it is just a question of rehab now and getting my strength back." Webb was quick to praise the Leeds Rhinos medical staff, led by Head Physiotherapist Meirion Jones, who helped him through the most painful injury of his career and are working with him to get him back to full fitness. He added, "The medical staff at the Rhinos were great with me, they got me in their quickly and hopefully that will mean I am quick to recover. "It had got to the stage whereby something had to be done. I am glad that we have got one of the best surgeons here in Leeds who did the operation and hopefully it won't be a problem again." The injury will rule Webb out of action for five to six months, which has dashed his hopes of representing New Zealand in the World Cup in Australia. However, he says he will be the teams biggest fan during the competition and hopes that the Kiwis can go all the way. He added, "It is disappointing to be missing out on the World Cup but I will be watching it with a lot of interest so go the Kiwis!" Click on the screen below to see a full interview with Brent Webb when he talks about watching the Rhinos success at Old Trafford and describes the pain he was suffering during his injury.