Casualty Ward: More season-ending injuries for Hull & Coote suffers another knock

Josh McAllister
Casualty Ward

Keep up to date with the latest injury news in Casualty Ward, this week including more season-ending injuries for Hull FC and updates from St Helens, Hull KR and Leeds. 

More injury concerns for Hull

Hull have been battered with more injuries following their 26-18 defeat to Wakefield on Friday. Manu Ma’u has played his final game for the club having suffered a broken arm at the MKM Stadium. He has signed with Catalans on a two-year deal from the 2023 campaign.

Joe Lovodua has likely played his last game of the 2022 Super League campaign too with a knee ligament injury. Hull are already without Carlos Tuimavave (Achilles), Andre Savelio (knee) and Joe Cator (Achilles). Jack Walker an Darnell McIntosh were recently also ruled out for the rest of the season. 

Another head knock to Lachlan Coote

Lachlan Coote suffered another head knock during Hull KR’s defeat to St Helens. The Scotland international was forced off for a head injury assessment in the closing stages of the match. 

Meanwhile, head coach Danny McGuire confirmed Sam Wood missed the fixture due to a shoulder injury.

McGuire said: “He’s been carrying a shoulder problem for a fair few weeks. He’s been playing in pain basically so, it got to the point where he couldn’t train this week.

“We took the decision to give him a week’s rest. Whether a week will be enough I don’t know. But potentially it could come back next week. Depending on what comes back, and he had a scan and an x ray, which are inconclusive at the minute.”

Will Hopoate latest

St Helens head coach Kristian Woolf confirmed Will Hopoate was only taken off as a precaution during their win on Friday at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Hopoate didn’t emerge for the second half, and was replaced by Joey Lussick.

Connor Wrench out for season

Warrington Wolves centre Connor Wrench has suffered a season-ending ACL injury.

The 20-year-old left the field during the club’s 32-18 victory over Toulouse at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. He is set to undergo surgery next week and will be out of action for up to nine months.

James Batchelor likely to have played final game for Wakefield

Wakefield boss Willie Poching has confirmed that forward James Batchelor has likely played his final game of 2022 due to injury.

The 24-year-old left the field during the club’s win over Wigan on crutches. He has signed a two-year deal with Hull KR from the 2023 campaign. 

Liam Tindall injury

Liam Tindall left the field during Leeds’ victory over Warrington on Friday night. Head coach Rohan Smith confirmed a thumb injury and will be monitored during the week.

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

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