Senior vows to defy age and injury to return

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The Independent Online

Keith Senior, one of the veteran survivors of Super League, is determined to make a comeback, despite a knee injury that has finished his season.

The 35-year-old former Great Britain centre has been told he tore ligaments during Leeds' Challenge Cup victory over Harlequins on Friday night. "I was devastated after the specialist confirmed the worst news," Senior said. "The injury is similar to the one Kallum Watkins had last year and he was back in training after four months, so that is my goal after the surgery. My aim is to return to playing next season."

Senior is one of the oldest players in Super League and one of only a handful to have played in every season of the competition since its inception in 1996.

At Headingley, he joins a roll-call of injured backs that also includes Watkins, Brent Webb, Ben Jones-Bishop and Danny McGuire.