Danny Cipriani Gives Us All a Reason to be Happy

Sean KellyAnalyst ISeptember 23, 2008

England golden boy is on this way back for injury, and possibly making a return in the Premiership clash with title rivals Bath on October 1.

The mercurial fly half has found his way back from his horrific fracture dislocation he suffered, and recently just gone through his first contact session unscathed.

Cipriani suffered his injury last season when London wasps met Bath in the semi final of the Guinness Premiership, after a freak incident caused the young England player's ankle to fracture and dislocate, ending in a rather freaky position on the ankle.

Fridays clash against Leicester has proved to come too soon for Cipriani, but he can't wait to get going again.

"I am going to have to sort of calm myself a bit as I will be very excited and ready to play.

"It will be good to be in front of the home crowd and hear my name called out at the start of the match, so it kicks in and that you know you are about to play in a Premiership match and those four months are over now." said the young Wasps 10.

Cipriani is full of praise for his surgeon and is very thankful for everyone involved in his recovery.

"My surgeon James Calder did a fantastic job. I saw the x-rays that evening—and I am grateful that I did because they showed the ankle was dead straight which meant I could see it was going realign properly and be fine in the end.

"I had doubts [about returning] and I voiced my opinions but my friends just told me to be quiet because it is what it is and you just have to get on with it and that is what I have tried to do."

With his return earlier than expected this has given the England management the joy of having him available for the Autumn internationals. In the hope that is ready, and not rushed into anything considering what he has been through.