Cockayne to be ready for start of 2015 season

Hull KR coach Chris Chester has revealed that winger Ben Cockayne has suffered a setback in his recovery from an ankle injury, but the club still expect him to be fit for the start of the Super League season.

Cockayne underwent surgery to repair damaged ankle ligaments following the conclusion of the 2014 season, but a scan as revealed that the injury is not healing as quickly as expected by the Robins.

However, although Chester admits Cockayne will now be behind the rest of the squad in terms of their pre-season preparation, the Robins boss still thinks he will be fine for their season opener against Leeds Rhinos in February.

“Ben has suffered a setback and will probably be a week or two behind the rest of the lads,” he told the Hull Daily Mail.

“We’re hopeful he will be ready for our pre-season games, but he will definitely be back for round one of Super League.”