Hospital checks for Whitmore

Date published: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

OLDHAM are awaiting x-ray results on the damaged arm which forced Danny Whitmore’s early withdrawal from the game against Gateshead Thunder at Whitebank.

Roughyeds scored nine tries in a 54-16 win, but not before going 12-0 down in the first eight minutes and then losing on-loan half-back Whitmore soon afterwards.
He was led from the field, never to return, and later went to hospital as a precautionary measure.
“He was in a lot of pain, but we didn’t think the arm was broken,” said coach Scott Naylor. “He went for x-rays just to be on the safe side.
“Having said that, he had lost all his grip in that hand, but we felt the injury was probably similar to a dead leg although in this case affecting a forearm, a dead arm if you like.”
It was Whitmore’s second game in a month’s loan from Batley Bulldogs.
Added Naylor: “If the x-rays show that his arm isn’t broken, there is probably no reason why he can’t be available for next Sunday’s game against London Skolars, which is also at Whitebank.
“If that’s the case he will certainly be in contention, but everything will hinge on news from the hospital, obviously.”
Apart from Whitmore, Oldham seemed to come through the game injury free.
The win moved them up to fourth place in Kingstone Press Championship One, four points behind leaders North Wales Crusaders, but only two behind second-placed Hemel Stags with a game in hand.
Only the unbeaten leaders have conceded fewer points than Oldham’s 74 and only the leaders have a better for-and-against points difference, 127 against the Roughyeds’ 80.