Hull FC half-back Jordan Rankin will miss the club’s next two fixtures, as he flies home to Australia for compassionate reasons.
Rankin will definitely be ruled out of Sunday’s trip to Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, and is also a likely absentee when the Black and Whites face Warrington less than a week later.
The Australian has played in all but one of Hull FC’s games in 2014, appearing from both the bench and as a starting half-back. But with Lee Radford publicly in the market for a half, his options have been cut even more with the lastest blow concerning Rankin.
But that won’t force Radford into a move to bring back Jacob Miller – who is currently on dual-registration at Doncaster. He had a difficult first outing for Paul Cooke’s men last weekend, and is expected to be given another chance to impress.