Following a traumatic season of injuries in 2015-16, Colin Sing is looking to make up for lost time with the DBL Sharks Sheffield during the forthcoming BBL campaign.
Despite a great start last year, Sing fell into the mire of injury halfway through the season when diagnosed with a serious slap lesion in the shoulder and a broken finger, which left him to suffer two rounds of surgery.
The double whammy of disappointment saw the 6ft 7in forward retired to the bench for the duration of the year, which culminated in the Molten BBL Play Off success for Sharks at The 02.
With a new season comes a fully rejuvenated version of Sing, who has spent his summer rehabilitating and training with team mates at the EIS in Sheffield.
“We are relieved to get Colin back in the saddle,” said Sharks’ head coach, Atiba Lyons.
“it could have been touch and go, but we are lucky to have the best surgeons in Sheffield from the One Health Group on the case, and they have basically re-built me a forward.”
Sing was averaging 12 points per game before he was forced to sit on the sidelines, and the player himself is keen to return to business and has enjoyed catching up and practising with his team mates throughout the summer break.
“I am excited to be back,” he stated.
“It was really hard to sit and watch the guys playing and not be able to contribute, particularly as I was having a good year until December.
“Since I have been given the go ahead to train at full pace, it’s been fun and we have made some positive additions to the team who I’m looking forward to working with.
“It’s an exciting year ahead and I will be back to full fitness by the start of the season, so it’s all to play for”.
As the DBL Sharks Sheffield prepare for their pre-season programme, they are confident that their team is coming together nicely.
“We are happy with how things are shaping up,” confirmed Coach Lyons
“We have some really good guys who we know will deliver on and off the court, so having Colin back is another boost for us.”