Uncapped Wallaby Adam Korczyk says season-ending knee injury made him a better player

YOUNG Reds flanker Adam Korczyk says being called into the Wallabies squad has given him a much-needed confidence boost after an injury disrupted start to his professional career saw him face some mental demons.

The 22-year-old back-rower was one of a handful of uncapped players picked in Michael Cheika’s extended training squad ahead of the Rugby Championship.

His selection capped a stellar rise for Korczyk, who only a year earlier was on the arduous comeback road from a season-ending knee injury suffered on the eve of the 2016 Super Rugby season.

“I partially tore it playing for the Australian under-20s and the medical staff said I didn’t need an operation, so I was just doing rehab,” Korczyk told foxsports.com.au.

“I came back and played in the NRC for Brisbane City, played a couple of games and then the finals, then in pre-season we were doing a drill and I hyper-extended my knee and it fully went.

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