Hodges Returns, Just in Time

Errant Sydney Roosters centre Justin Hodges has returned to training on Monday, saying his commitment to the club is as strong as ever.

Today was his first day back following two weeks leave to deal with some pressing personal issues.

The Queensland State Of Origin representative had been linked with his previous club Brisbane, but Hodges was adament he would serve out the remaining three years of his deal with the Roosters.

"There's no problem with that at all," Hodges said.

"I've got my head around things now.

"I'm signed with the Sydney Roosters and that's where I want to be."

Hodges spoke to his Roosters team-mates at a closed team meeting on Monday morning and he apologised for the controversy his absence had caused.

"My heart wasn't in it and my head wasn't in it so that's why I left," he said.

"It's pretty hard to try and play rugby league when your heart's not in it, and I felt like I had let the boys down.

"I wanted to go away and get my head right and think about it."

Hodges has a lot to make up, he has not played since injuring his knee in State of Origin I last year.

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