Castleford Tigers have been dealt a huge potential blow with Jack Broadbent suffering a suspected broken collarbone against Wakefield Trinity.
The club’s current top try-scorer, with six in all competitions, was forced from the field as reported by Sky Sports’ Jenna Brooks.
Broadbent, 22, has been ever-present in Super League for the Tigers in his debut campaign, having made the move during the off-season from Leeds Rhinos.
Reporting from the sidelines, Brooks said that the outside-back has suffered a suspected broken collarbone, which could rule him out for the rest of the season.
The Tigers have just five more games remaining in 2023, with Broadbent having featured in both the centres and in the halves for the Mend-A-Hose Jungle outfit.
Danny Ward’s side – his first game in charge of the club – currently find themselves 10-8 ahead at Belle Vue, with forward Charbel Tasipale opening the scoring in the relegation battle.
Full-back Max Jowitt hit back for the hosts, before centre Josh Griffin gave his side their first lead in his third debut for the club after making the mid-season move from Hull FC until the end of 2024.
Winger Greg Eden regained Castleford’s advantage with a powerful finish in the corner on 36 minutes.
More to follow.