After suffering a season-ending achilles injury while playing for the All Blacks sevens team during the Rio Olympics a fair assumption would be that Sonny Bill Williams would simply be in rest mode still.
However, just a month on from the conclusion of the 2016 summer Olympics, SBW has found an ingenious way of still getting in some leg work despite having to wear a protective walking boot around his injured left leg.
On Wednesday night the All Blacks star posted a video of himself training on a rowing machine whilst using a longboard to keep his other leg in motion.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way. pic.twitter.com/9zK5palkMf
— Sonny Bill Williams (@SonnyBWilliams) September 22, 2016
With what is likely to be months of recovery time still ahead of him, credit must be given to the league and union great for not only discovering a clever way of working around his injury but also being able to have a little joke about it too.
Hopefully it will be a speedy recovery for Williams as he aims to get back in action by next summer at the very least.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena