Tom waiting for a scanDate published: Monday, April 27, 2015
TOM Ashton, Oldham RL Club’s new centre, may be out for several weeks if the club’s worst fears are confirmed.
The former Sheffield Eagles back hobbled out of last week’s South Wales Scorpions game just before half time with a damaged left knee.
He saw a specialist on Friday and is now waiting for a scan which the club believe may require a wait of about ten days.
“He’s got a priority appointment, but we won’t be sure if he has damaged the ligaments or, if he has, how severe the damage is, until we get the results of the scan,” said coach Scott Naylor.
As well as Ashton, the Oldham boss has winger Jarrod Ward sidelined with a tight hamstring, while he also rested Adam Clay, Jack Holmes and Michael Ward from the 17 that beat London Skolars 48-6 at Whitebank.
“A lot of quality didn’t play, so that’s got to be good for the club,” said Scott, who gave 18-year-old full-back Tom Dempsey his first starting role at this level.
The former Wigan Warriors scholarship back acquitted himself well in his first full game, capped when he scored his first League One try in the corner with only a few minutes remaining.
The win consolidated Oldham’s early standing at the top of Kingstone Press League One and Roughyeds are are at home this coming Sunday, May 3 when Gloucester All Golds are at Whitebank (3pm kick off).