Adam Files update

Date published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
OLDHAM RL Club’s young hooker Adam Files has been told he may need surgery on the knee he damaged in training last week.
He has had a scan and he now awaits further investigation.
A consultant will examine the inside of the damaged joint with a surgical camera, a procedure which will be done either on Friday or next Monday.
“We are naturally hoping for the best, but we won’t know the full extent of the damage, and what needs to be done, until after this latest procedure,” said coach Scott Naylor.
The 21-year-old Files played in every Oldham game last year, scoring 15 tries in 24 outings, and appeared in the first three matches this season before injury forced him out of the side that won 18-16 at London Skolars.
Loose-forward Liam Thompson, who has had an operation to repair a fractured eye socket, will also be out for several weeks, although centre David Cookson (groin) might be available by the middle of next month.
With a Kingstone Press Championship One bye this weekend and the Tetley’s Challenge Cup tie at Bradford the following Sunday, Naylor’s men don’t play another league game until Gateshead Thunder come to Whitebank on Sunday, April 13.
Roughyeds are still waiting for confirmation from Bradford of ticket prices and other arrangements for the cup tie, which will be at the Provident Stadium (Odsal) on Sunday, April 6 (2pm).
Oldham have only one player in the Kingstone Press Championship One team of the week — second-row man Josh Crowley, who gave a rousing performance against Skolars.
Top team: Barbera (Hemel); Elliott (York), Watson (Hunslet), Brown (Hemel), Ballard (Hunslet); Coleman (Hemel), Presley (York); Bell (York), March (Hunslet), Macdonald (London), Crowley (OLDHAM), Worrincy (London), Paterson (York).
York scrum-half Jonny Presley was named player of the week after scoring four tries in a 76-0 win against South Wales