Leeds Rhinos have suffered a major injury blow, after it was revealed star winger Ryan Hall could miss a month of action with a hand injury.
The Rhinos have already lost starting winger Tom Briscoe to a long-term shoulder injury, and now fellow wingman Hall will be on the sidelines for the next four weeks, too.
His hand is in a plaster – but there is good news for the Rhinos, as the injury does not need to be operated on.
“It is a massive shame for Ryan and a big blow to us but we have dealt with and handled injuries well in the past and I am sure this will only serve to provide an opening for another of our hungry and keen academy products that have a huge desire to play for Leeds Rhinos first team,” said Rhinos coach Brian McDermott.
“Ryan will be out for four weeks. That is not enough time to get unfit but long enough to lose his sharpness if we don’t manage that time well.
“He will keep fit and strong under the supervision of Jason Davidson and I am sure this will be beneficial to Ryan in the long run given he did not have as long a pre-season as the rest of the group because of his commitments with England.”