Fax forward released from hospital after serious looking injury

Halifax’s Australian front-row Mitch Cahalane has been released from hospital after suffering a serious looking neck injury during Fax’s victory over Workington.

Cahalane was stretchered off during Halifax’s game on Sunday after suffering the injury during a tackle attempt midway through the first-half. There were original fears that he may have broken his neck and was rushed to the Leeds General Infirmary via ambulance, however scans showed nothing acute.

The 26-year-old, who was a reported target of Salford Red Devils last year, will still miss Sunday’s Challenge Cup contest with Widnes at the weekend as he remains in a neck brace until undergoing further tests next week.

Halifax have moved into the top four for the first time in almost three months following victory over Workington, level on points with local rivals Bradford. Fax go into their Challenge Cup match with Widnes on the back of a three game unbeaten run, while Widnes have lost their last six Super League matches.