BEN Currie says he is prepared to miss the start of the Super League season in order to return from a knee injury in the best possible condition.

The Warrington Wolves second rower is in the final stages of his recovery from a second anterior cruciate ligament injury in as many years.

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Having missed 10 months with his first setback, the 24-year-old suffered a recurrence of the problem in the Challenge Cup victory over Bradford Bulls in April which ended his 2018 season.

The Wire’s coaching staff are said to be extremely happy with Currie’s progress, so much so that he is in with a chance of being fit to face Leeds Rhinos in the season opener on February 2.

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However, the England international says he will not rush himself back.

“It’s coming along really well at the moment,” he said.

“We’re not putting a date on it. We don’t want to rush anything.

“I don’t want to say ‘I want to be done by this point.’ I will go with whenever the staff feel I am ready.

“We’re ticking over day-by-day and adding new things in all the time.

“In an ideal world, I would be ready for Leeds but nothing is ever that simple.

“We could end up playing 37 games this year, so it would soon be forgotten about if I missed the first couple.

“I’m 24, so I’ve got plenty of years ahead of me. There’s no point rushing.”

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Currie is only just starting to rejoin the main group at training but has been watching things come together during his rehabilitation phase.

He says the way in which the team will attack this year will be ideal for him when he returns.

“Every year we say it’s a great squad, but the strength in depth we have this year is unbelievable.

“I’m just joining back in now slowly, but I’ve been watching the sessions and the lads are flying.

“We are going to be a very dangerous team this year.

“We don’t want to play simple rugby. We want to threaten teams and that suits me down to the ground.”

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