Castleford Tigers injury update on Richardson, Massey and Milner

Drew Darbyshire
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Castleford Tigers coach Lee Radford has provided an injury update on key trio Danny Richardson, Nathan Massey and Adam Milner.

Half-back Richardson is currently wearing a neck brace after suffering an injury in the second half of last week’s defeat to Salford.

It is not yet known how long the 25-year-old will be out for, but Radford admitted that ‘it is not looking great’.

Speaking at his press conference ahead of Thursday’s clash with Warrington, Radford said: “Looking at it more in-depth, they’ve obviously found something so he is still with the doctors still trying to find out a bit more of where he is at. It is not looking great.

“I think it was in the second half (last week). It was poor tackle technique and he unfortunately copped one when you put your head in the wrong place which happens in this sport unfortunately.

“We are aware of what’s going on but until we’ve spoken to the specialist it is a little bit up in the air at the moment.”

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Forwards Massey (hip) and Milner (back) didn’t play in last Friday’s 26-16 defeat at home to Salford. But Radford says the duo aren’t far away from returning to action.

He added: “Hopefully they are around the corner. Massey was out running today and he has had some treatment during the week as has Adz. One or two weeks hopefully.

“I don’t want to put any pressure on physio staff but hopefully sooner rather than later.”

Castleford will aim to return to winning ways on Thursday night when they travel to Warrington. Wolves coach Daryl Powell will come up against Castleford for the first time since leaving at the end of last season.

When asked what improvements he’d like to see from the Tigers this week, Radford replied: “Our energy indicators.

“I thought we played like we had licked our fingers and stuck them in a socket. We need to loosen our shoulders up a little bit and enjoy the playing side of things. I thought we looked very stiff in what we did.”

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