Palfrey may need surgery

Date published: Monday, November 10, 2014

A SCAN has revealed that Oldham RL Club skipper Lewis Palfrey may need surgery to repair a hernia.

He played with the injury for the last few games of last season, but club and player hope he will be fully fit for the start of the 2015 campaign in March.

“It’s only a small tear and I don’t want to have an operation if intense and sustained rehab will put it right,” said 24-year-old Palfrey, who is now waiting to see a specialist at Salford Royal Hospital.

He damaged an abdominal muscle in training shortly before the start will of last season and was forced to miss the last few weeks of prep work and then the pre-season warm-up games.

The players start pre-season training again next Tuesday, November 18.

Added Palfrey: “Whatever the verdict is, it’s better that I know now and that whatever needs to be done is done as quickly as possible.

“It would be far better if I were to miss the early weeks of pre-season rather than the later weeks and then the friendlies, which is what happened last year.

“That put me on the back foot from day one and if it can possibly be avoided this time I will have a good chance of being ready for the off.”

Work on recruitment has continued over the weekend and more signings are expected to be announced over the next few days.