Roosters star Angus Crichton is looking to get back into action after a bipolar battle
Sydney Roosters star Angus Crichton is poised to make his rugby league comeback after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in February.
Crichton is expected to join the Roosters’ NSW Cup side to play against Newtown this weekend as he continues his journey back to the NRL after not playing since Australia’s Rugby League World Cup win last November .
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According to recent reports from News Corp, Crichton has left a psychiatric facility in recent weeks and has met with Roosters chairman Nick Politis and former board member David Gyngell to plan his return to the field, with approval last week granted doctor to return to footy.
“He (Crichton) has been really good since he came back (two weeks ago),” Roosters coach Trent Robinson said.
“Angus has always been one of the fittest and strongest guys.
“He missed the preseason but he continued to train (on his own). Physically he is ready to go.
“Now it’s a matter of getting him some footing. You can’t imitate that in training.
“He’s not a reserve student, but it’s a good way to bring him back.
“I’d like to see it finished in a few weeks. That is the plan.”
Crichton’s father recently confirmed the NSW State of Origin’s second rower and Kangaroo star was receiving treatment for bipolar disorder and was fully supported.
The 27-year-old will reportedly require an extended period of medication as he copes with his bipolar condition and the pressures of playing NRL football.
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