SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 01: Robbie Farah of the Tigers acknowledges the crowd after the round 16 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Gold Coast Titans at Leichhardt Oval on July 1, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Injured Tigers legend Robbie Farah is looking to defy the odds and return for his side's round 25 clash with Cronulla next Sunday, according to a report by The Sydney Morning Herald.

And while it is looming unlikely that he will overcome a cracked tibia in time for the game, Farah is believed to be "working around the clock" to get himself fit.

The 35-year old's teammates said he was walking without crutches this week and even spotted doing squats in the gym.

Six weeks is generally considered the earliest someone can recover from a cracked tibia, and a return against the Sharks would come just 29 days after Farah suffered the injury.

However, according to The Sydney Morning Herald, he has started jogging on a trampoline and has also used an anti-gravity treadmill.

Retiring at the end of the season, Farah is understood to be at peace if he is unable to make a swan song.

Teammate Corey Thompson was not about to doubt Farah's chances to making a shock return.

"I wouldn't be shocked if Robbie gets back," Thompson told The Sydney Morning Herald.

"You don't play 300 NRL games if you're not professional. I'm sure he's doing everything before, during and after training to give himself that one shot to finish the year strongly.

"Benji is on fire, 'Brooksy' [Luke Brooks] is on fire, Grubby added so much energy off bench on the weekend. If Robbie is at 90 per cent, even 80 per cent, he can lead the forwards around and put us through holes."

Tigers Halfback Luke Brooks said: "I saw Robbie before walking around. Knowing him he'll doing everything he can do to go around again this year. 'Grubby' will get the job done [in the meantime], and even if Robbie comes back there's still a spot for Grubby in the side."


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