Castleford suffer Jordan Turner injury blow as Radford fears worst

Josh McAllister
Jordan Turner

Castleford Tigers boss Lee Radford is fearing the worst for the injured Jordan Turner. 

The centre could miss the rest of the Super League season with a shoulder injury, Radford confirmed during his pre-match press conference.

The former St Helens man has played six games so far this season and has been a key player at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle since his arrival in 2021.

He featured for Castleford in their 2021 Challenge Cup final defeat to St Helens.

Radford on Jordan Turner injury

“He’s going to see his second specialist on Friday,” Radford told BBC Radio Leeds. “It’s not looking good unfortunately. It’s going to be a long-term one and he’s going to need an operation.

“Possibly (his season done). We’ll know more probably next Friday I believe. He’ll have confirmation then.

“A massive (blow). He was in good form leading into the game. He was last year’s player of the season as well. That’ll be a massive blow for us and for the team as well moving forward.”

The Castleford head coach also confirmed an injury to winger Bureta Faraimo, who will miss between “six to eight weeks” of action.

Castleford travel to Wakefield for Thursday night’s Rivals Round, before hosting Leeds on Easter Monday.

World Cup doubts

Turner would have been hoping to represent Jamaica at this year’s Rugby League World Cup. He was born and raised in Oldham but qualifies to play for the Reggae Warriors through his Jamaican heritage.

He made his debut against England Knights earlier in 2021, having represented the opposition in 2012 on two occasions. It is unclear if the injury could rule him out for the tournament, set to kick-off in Newcastle this October.

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