Salford optimistic on Carney injury

Salford have received a boost as they wait for an exact diagnosis of Justin Carney’s injury.

The winger limped out of Salford’s defeat to Wakefield, with the club originally fearing that he might have broken his ankle.

However, head coach Ian Watson has confirmed that the club now believes the Australian has suffered ligament damage, which should be a significanly quicker recovery process.

Following defeat to Wakefield, Watson said of the injury: “He’s done something to his ankle. The physios are having a look at it now so we’ll access him later on and see where we go from there.”

In better news, the Red Devils are close to welcoming back Robert Lui after his significant spell on the sidelines, although Daniel Vidot and Weller Hauraki are some way off a return.

“Every club gets injuries, it’s how you deal with them while you’ve got them. We’re confident that we’ve got a good bunch of players in there, we’ve got some good young lads as well. Josh Wood was out there today. There are players that can step up, although they might not be your first choice players, they’ve got to take the opportunity now and force your hand to say they are your first-choice players.”