Hull Kingston Rovers coach James Webster has seemingly poured cold water on shock speculation linking captain Terry Campese with a return to action this season.
Campese was initially ruled out for the remainder of 2016 after suffering a serious hamstring injury back in June, having only played five games this season following a return from a lengthy knee lay-off in March.
But Webster told the Yorkshire Post that rumours linking him with a return in the Qualifiers were exactly that, and says he’s had no suggestion from anyone at the Robins that Campese will pull on a KR shirt again this season.
“Hull loves rumours,” Webster said.
“I’ve had no indication from anyone from our medical team that Terry is fit to play again this year.
“We want to get him fit as soon as we can for himself and the club but having said that I’ve had no guidance from anyone above me that he’ll be fit.”
After victory against Batley in their opening Qualifiers match last weekend, the Robins head to Headingley on Friday to face Super League champions Leeds, with both sides looking to take a significant step back to Super League next year with a second consecutive victory.