Castleford utility Alex Foster ruled out for the season

Castleford utility Alex Foster is ‘not likely’ to play again this season after undergoing surgery on a knee injury.

The 25-year-old sustained a knee injury back in March and has undergone surgery on it, with him now in a rehabilitation process.

Tigers assistant coach Ryan Sheridan has revealed it’s almost certain that Foster will not play again in 2019.

He told BBC Radio Leeds: “It’s not likely that we’ll see him again this year and it’s a blow for him and the team.

“He gets through a lot of work and is an honest player and is somebody who we are missing massively at this moment in time – someone who gets through 40 tackles every game. It is a massive blow for us but it is a massive shame for him as well.

“He has had surgery on that, so he can start his rehab now.

“He has been a big miss because of versatility. You can start him on the bench, in the back-row, at centre or in the middle. It’s a massive blow for us.”

Sheridan also revealed that Jesse Sene-Lefao could return from Australia ahead of next week’s match against Hull FC.

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