18 Apr 2009

Wounded Warrior not giving up

3:22 pm on 18 April 2009

The injured Warriors rugby league centre Brent Tate says he hasn't contemplated retiring and he will come back from his season-ending knee injury.

Tate's fronted the media for the first time since having surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament, which was ruptured in the loss to his old club Brisbane late last month.

Tate was emotional as he contemplated another year lost to the same injury.

But the Queensland State of Origin and Australia Test player is adamant that his career isn't over and he'll just put in the work to come back again next season.

He says he's not contemplated retiring despite a third serious injury. Tate not only came back from his first ACL injury to the other knee, but also recovered from another potential career-ending neck injury. He can only play with a special neck brace.

The unfortunate Tate says one positive is he can spend a bit of time at home with his wife and young son.

He says he can take his full weight now and may be able to get off the crutches after he sees the surgeon again on Thursday.