Campese not optimistic on knee injury, says Chester

Hull Kingston Rovers coach Chris Chester has revealed that although the club are hopeful captain Terry Campese’s knee injury is not too severe, Campese himself is “less optimistic”.

The Robins are unclear how long Campese will be out of action for, with him definitely set to miss this Sunday’s crunch game against Widnes Vikings.

And Chester insists his team are not a one-man side, and says he wants someone to step up in Campese’s absence.

“This is a chance for someone to emerge as a leader and I expect that from a number of my boys,” Chester told the Hull Daily Mail.

“We’re not a one-man team although Terry has been very good for us. Hopefully it’s just some deep bruising but Terry is a little bit less optimistic.

“If it is long term, it would be a massive blow but with every crisis comes an opportunity for others to step up. He’ll miss this week and it’s too early to say how long he could be out for.

“We won’t know anything until we get a report back from the specialist on Friday evening.”