Setaimata Sa facing lengthy lay-off with back fracture

Hull FC coach Lee Radford admits he does not know how long the club will be without Setaimata Sa for, after it was confirmed the centre has suffered a fracture in his vertebra.

Radford admitted that with the injury it’s impossible to gauge just how long he will be out for, and described the blow as a “massive disappointment”.

“We’ll have to keep going back to the specialist and waiting to see,” Radford told the media.

“With any fracture it is just a case of waiting to see how it heels. Fingers crossed it won’t be too long, but in terms of length we just don’t know right now.

“It’s a massive disappointment. He (Sa) had a few injuries last year, but we could kind of accept that because he came in midway during the year and hadn’t had a pre-season.

“Now with a full pre-season behind him, to have picked up the niggles he has, is a disappointment for us and now this one.”