NRL Confidential: The NBA star inspiring Clint Gutherson’s Eels comeback

PARRAMATTA fan favourite Clint Gutherson is drawing inspiration from an American basketball star on his comeback from a serious knee injury.

The likeable Eels utility tore his anterior cruciate ligament late in the 2017 season, but is on track for a round one return next year.

And he maintains he’s remained upbeat throughout the tough rehabilitation, which is the second time he’s busted the same knee.

And to help him on his journey back to the paddock Gutherson has borrowed the catchphrase of NBA star Joel Embiid.

The Philadelphia young gun was plagued by injury early in his career but battled through the pain to earn a monster contract with the 76ers.