Luke Covell eyeing early return

After becoming the first NRL player in history to undergo the same radical knee surgery that was performed on Sydney Swans player Nick Malceski in 2008, Sharks winger Luke Covell has declared “he’ll be doing everything he can to be back this season”.<br><br>The assertion comes just a day after the high-flying winger underwent revolutionary ligament augmentation and reconstructive system (LARS) surgery to insert two industrial-strength synthetic fibres into his right knee.<br><br>The fibres will act as his ACL ligament after he ruptured his in the Sharks 11-0 win over the Parramatta Eels last weekend.<br><br>His season appeared to have ended prematurely, but the veteran has not given up hope after a successful operation.<br><br><a href="http://www.sharks.com.au/default.aspx?s=article-display&amp;id=24344"><b>Click here to read the full story on the Sharks website</b></a><br>