DOM Crosby enters the New Year confident he can scale new heights.... even if his start to the campaign has been delayed.
The prop has been limited to weights in training after undergoing surgery on a hip problem in the off-season.
I’m one of the more experienced players now, I’ve played in the last three Grand Finals, and I’m looking forward to a big yearDom Crosby
His recovery timeframe has been set for mid-March, ruling him out of the first few weeks of the new campaign.
Crosby has gradually established himself as a regular member of the Wigan side - he was in the starting line-up for the last two Grand Finals - but feels the injury has shackled his performances.
“I’ve had this injury for 18 months or so, and I know I’m not been playing to my full potential,” said the 25-year-old.
“It held me back. It’s not an excuse, but now it’s settled, I can give a lot more.
“Plus, I’m coming to the age where I need to start doing something extra.”
But throw in his natural maturity, and his increased size from an off-season restricted to weight training, and the indications are 2016 could be his best year.
“I’m one of the more experienced players now, I’ve played in the last three Grand Finals, and I’m looking forward to a big year,” he said.
“All I can do is weights at the moment, and maximise everything I can do, if I can put a few KGs on I’m sure Shaun (Wane) will be happy.
“Now the (surgery) is done, I’m looking forward to ripping in.”