“In my head, it was all over” – Hall opens up on ACL injury prior to NRL move

Sydney Roosters winger and former Leeds star Ryan Hall has spoken about how he felt almost 12 months ago, when he ruptured his ACL barely weeks after announcing he would move to the NRL in 2019.

Hall spent 12 years at the Rhinos, becoming England’s most potent try scorer but made the decision to make the move down under to challenge himself in the world’s best competition, before disaster struck.

The 31 year old was already being questioned for making the move at such a late date, but explained how the Roosters jumped to his support immediately following the injury, which has now resulted in Hall playing regularly for the tri-colours after making his return from injury.

“There was a 48-hour period where, in my head, it was all over,” Hall said on the injury.

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“I spoke to Robbo (Roosters coach Trent Robinson) on the phone and he reassured me straight away. He said obviously it’s a bad injury but we have a good team here and the medical staff are very good. They’ll get you right. We will stick by you.

“That phone call pretty much put me at ease straight away.”

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