Lunt to miss around two months following surgery

Shaun Lunt has confirmed he will miss around two months of the season after undergoing an operation on his ankle.

Hull KR’s influential hooker had a procedure to remove a bone spur in his ankle on Wednesday and will begin his recovery after another consultation with a specialist on Friday.

“It’s still a little bit swollen, but I have a makeshift shoe to help me get around,” Lunt told TotalRL.

“I’ve been carrying it for a couple of years and I feel all the other niggly injuries were all coming from this so hopefully that will sort me out. My range of movement wasn’t good and I was getting pains here and there.

“When you have a load of contact and bangs you get a build up of fluid and the bones lay on it, which restricts your movement. I was always pushing off my opposite leg because of it, but that has been removed.”

Meanwhile, the 28-year-old has rubbished suggestions that he is also struggling with a back injury. An online gossip column suggested that the hooker had been nursing an additional problem in his back, but Lunt confirmed those reports were totally inaccurate.