He's missed a lot of footy with injuries Fro, missed all but the first 6 games of last season at Parra with a knee injury.
Even this year it's taken this long to get him into the right shape. He had no off-season at Manly, it was all spent doing rehab on his knee that was completely f*cked when he turned up (not sure what rehab he did at Parra, but it wasn't all that effective...)
I've been plenty impressed with a lot of his work in PL. He runs great lines and has decent speed for a guy his size. Crusher has really big wraps on him, reckons he's got plenty of skill that he hasn't really shown on the field this year because he is still working his way back into football after two seasons out of it with injuries.