The injured St George Illawarra hooker Nathan Fien is adamant his NRL season is not a write-off with the New Zealand international eyeing a return just before the finals series.
Fien's still on crutches with his broken left fibula and dislocated ankle still in a cast but he says he's trying to stay as positive as possible as he works to get back on the field.
He says his season's not over by any means and the doctor's told him it's going to be a five month injury.
The Dragons have hardly missed a beat in Fien's absence with veteran hooker Luke Priddis reviving his career .
But in the 36 minutes Fien had against the Eels, it was apparent the 30-year-old was going to play a more dominant role in the Dragons' attack than he did when he arrived at the club from the Warriors midway through last season.