Casualty Ward: Jordan Abdull update, Wigan sweat on duo & Salford blows

Drew Darbyshire
Jordan Abdull Hull KR

Jordan Abdull in action for Hull KR

Keep up to date with all of the latest injury news in Super League with our Casualty Ward feature, which includes the return of Jordan Abdull.

Jordan Abdull to return

England international Jordan Abdull will be available for selection in Friday’s Challenge Cup quarter-final against Castleford.

The half-back has overcome his ear infection which ruled him out of last week’s 34-18 win over Warrington. Robins coach Tony Smith confirmed he is back in training in Monday’s pre-match press conference.

Greg Eden update

Castleford speedster Greg Eden was forced from the field at half-time in their 32-6 win over Toulouse with a rib injury.

However, the in-form winger should be fit to face his former club Hull KR in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals on Friday night.

Speaking after the game, Castleford coach Lee Radford said: “Greg is in fine form, playing really well and our goal is to keep him on the field as consistently as we can.

“His pre-season was different to everyone else and hopefully we will see the benefits of that moving forward.”

Wigan sweat on duo

Wigan face a nervous wait to find out the extend of the injuries to regular starters Willie Isa (shoulder) and Liam Marshall (hamstring). The pair picked up the knocks in last Thursday’s 19-18 win over Hull.

However, centre Iain Thornley made his return from injury for the club’s reserves at the weekend whilst star full-back Bevan French made his first appearance in 10 months last week.

Brett Hodgson on Hull duo

Prop Kane Evans and centre Carlos Tuimavave missed last week’s match at Wigan through injuries, but coach Brett Hodgson says they won’t be out for long.

Hodgson said: “Kane and Los tightened up at the back end of the wee. It’s not a longer term issues for either of them. It wasn’t worth risking them when other players are playing well.

“To have some challenges in and around the squad around selection is good, and I like having those headaches.”

Tom Johnstone update

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Wakefield winger Tom Johnstone was brought off at half-time in Sunday’s 30-24 win over Salford with a stiff back.

But Trinity coach Willie Poching says it was a precautionary move and expects the England World Cup hopeful to be okay for Sunday’s cup tie against Wigan.

Salford blows

Salford Red Devils duo Dan Sarginson and James Greenwood will play no further part in the 2022 season, confirmed coach Paul Rowley.

England international centre Sarginson will miss the rest of the Super League season as well as the World Cup with a shoulder injury.

Forward James Greenwood is also out for the entire campaign with an ankle injury. His back-row partner Shane Wright will only be back for the last month of the season.

Leeds latest

Leeds were without high-profile off-season signing Aidan Sezer for last Friday’s 26-0 defeat to St Helens at Headingley.

Interim Rhinos coach Jamie Jones-Buchanan missed the game with a groin strain. Back-rowers Alex Mellor and Bodene Thompson were absent due to illness and personal issues respectively.

Olly Russell out of quarter-final

Meanwhile, Huddersfield half-back Olly Russell was forced off in Friday’s 28-12 win over Catalans Dragons with a head knock. He will miss Saturday’s Challenge Cup quarter-final clash against Hull due to the 11-day protocol.

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