State of Mind reported that Adrian Purtell was awaiting news about whether he could continue playing rugby league on 23/10/12 and now Bradford’s Adrian Purtell has been given the all-clear to resume his career, the Bulls have announced.

The 27-year-old Australian centre has not played since suffering a heart attack in the aftermath of Bradford’s Magic Weekend defeat by Leeds Rhinos at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on May 27.

“I didn’t know what to expect really and I was in shock when the specialist gave me the news,” Purtell said. “It didn’t really sink in until I was on the train coming home but I am obviously delighted.

“I had the mentality of ‘Hope for the best, prepare for the worst’, so it was tremendous to have such a positive outcome. I am just looking forward now to getting back into full-time training and playing games with my mates. That’s what I want to do most of all.

Purtell, formerly with Canberra and Penrith, is 12 months into a three-year contract with the Bulls.

He was told in early September that his heart had repaired itself well and he reported back for pre-season training before being given squad number two for the 2013 campaign.

Bradford coach Francis Cummins said:“It has obviously been a very traumatic time for him, especially as the day when he got his results drew near, but he can now carry on with his career and, knowing him like I do, I am sure he will be determined to make a success of it once again.”

State of Mind cannot wait to see Adrian back on the pitch in 2013