22 May 2014

Knights' McKinnon makes further progress

6:57 am on 22 May 2014

The Newcastle rugby league forward Alex McKinnon has had weak signs of muscle contraction in his legs as he continues his recovery from a serious spinal injury.

The Knights released an update on McKinnon's condition, with the 22-year-old claiming he's had some improvement over the past three weeks including increased movement in his left arm and some signs of movement in his legs.

McKinnon says he's keeping upbeat though he knows he faces a long recovery process that could be unknown for up to two years, though he says his ultimate goal is to walk again.

McKinnon is still lacking fine motor control in his hands and says that is a particular area he is aiming to get results in.