News on the injury list

Date published: Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Roughyeds trained last night in preparation for Sunday’s home clash against Bradford Bulls (kick-off 3.00pm).

Following Sunday’s loss to Sheffield Eagles, several players were in for treatment which is the norm at this time of the season.

Amongst them was Liam Thompson, still suffering from a sternum injury and who played through the pain barrier against the Eagles before having to succumb to the injury in the latter stages of the game.

Danny Langtree has now undergone the second scan on his injured bicep and both player and club await the results to establish the treatment required.

Richard Lepori will have a CT scan on his injured ankle next Tuesday which will then allow decisions to be made regarding the type and extent of surgery he will need.

Prop forward Adam Neal, who broke his jaw in the club’s last victory against Toulouse at Bower Fold on July 2, has again seen his consultant and the club are hopeful he will be able to return to action in the next 2-3 weeks.

Finally, Captain Gareth Owen had an operation on his injured foot yesterday and now begins the long road to recovery. Initially, he will be in a plaster cast for up to 8 weeks but he remains in a positive mood.

The rest of the squad had their first session ahead of Sunday’s clash and despite the current run of form, the mood in the camp is positive ahead of the clash against a side Roughyeds have already beaten at home thanks to the thrilling finish and try under the posts by Castleford loanee Keiran Gill.