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Westcliff Rugby Club's Ben McKeith aims for early comeback from knee injury op
WESTCLIFF fly half Ben McKeith hopes to return to action before the end of the season despite undergoing knee surgery.
McKeith was fearing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after hobbling off in his side’s 60-20 win at Woodford earlier this month.
But the injury is not as bad as was first suspected.
“It’s better news than was originally feared and my cruciate is intact so there was no need for open surgery, just keyhole surgery which I had on Monday,” said McKeith.
“They cleaned out my knee and it showed torn MCL (medial collateral ligament) and ruptured PCL (posterior cruciate ligament).
“I will have four to six weeks in a knee brace and then have rehab to strengthen the muscles around the knee but hopefully I’ll still be able to play eight games or so at the end of the season.”
McKeith is certain Westcliff will be able to continue their bright start to the season without him.
And he is backing Jack Jones to step up and make sure he is not missed.
“We’re lucky to have players coming through but it’s a chance for Jack to take on a leadership role now with more responsibility,” said McKeith.
Westcliff are currently top of the London One North table and will be looking for a seventh straight win when they host Tabard tomorrow.