Casualty Ward: Leeds man doubtful for Hull clash & Ricky Leutele injury

Drew Darbyshire
Casualty Ward

Keep up to date with the latest injury news in Casualty Ward, this week including Ash Handley and Ricky Leutele.

Ash Handley could miss Leeds’ upcoming clash against Hull in Super League. The Leeds winger left the field through injury during the club’s 42-12 defeat to St Helens last Thursday.

Saints forward Morgan Knowles got a bang on his hand, but should be okay to play next week against Catalans.

Toulouse injuries

Toulouse suffered several casualties during their trip to the DW Stadium in a clash against Wigan. Eloi Pelissier left the field with a hip injury and will be assessed. Andrew Dixon (groin) and Matty Russell (calf) both pulled out in warm-up

Wigan forward Kaide Ellis went off during the game – but the injury is not as serious as first thought, head coach Matt Peet said.

Hull KR and Ricky Leutele

Hull KR played 60 minutes with just two players on the bench against Huddersfield on Sunday. George King and Ryan Hall both left the field early on through injuries.

Ireland captain King left the field with a hamstring injury, but head coach Tony Smith is hopeful the injury isn’t long-term. Meanwhile, winger Hall left the field with a rib injury.

Smith said following the game: “Ryan’s got a rib cartilage problem. Today it was at a point where he tried to carry on but couldn’t.”

Elliot Minchella and Jez Litten both passed their HIAs during the game and will be free to play next week. Lachlan Coote (foot) and Mikey Lewis (dead leg) both sustained minor knocks but remained on the field for the second half.

Huddersfield’s Ricky Leutele suffered a serious-looking knee injury in the second half at Craven Park. The off-contract 32-year-old was in visible agony, with the game live on Sky Sports. He left the field and was later seen on crutches.

Warrington and Hull suffer blows

Warrington prop forward Joe Philbin is set to have scans on what looked to be a bad knee injury. He went down during the first half and left the field against Hull on Friday at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Hull coach Brett Hodgson revealed half-back Luke Gale and winger Adam Swift had both been taken to hospital after suffering injuries during the defeat.

Gale had severe concussion after an accidental clash with the knee of Gareth Widdop as he attempted to dive over for a try while winger Swift suffered a suspected broken leg.

More injuries for Tigers

Castleford lost full-back Ryan Hampshire to a knee injury in the second half against Catalans on Sunday. Adam Milner took a knock to the head, while Liam Watts also had lengthy spells off the field.

Our Casualty Ward feature is out every Monday with the latest injury news.

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