Casualty Ward: St Helens double blow, Castleford forward to miss ‘few weeks’ & failed HIAs

Drew Darbyshire
Curtis Sironen, Nathan Massey and Ryan Brierley St Helens Casualty Ward

Keep up to date with the latest injury news in Casualty Ward, this week including St Helens, Castleford, Salford and Catalans.

St Helens suffer another double blow

St Helens were already without star pair Tommy Makinson and Mark Percival for their 34-6 defeat at Hull on Thursday.

But they then suffered another double blow – Curtis Sironen (hamstring) and Morgan Knowles (hip) both came off the field and didn’t return.

Speaking after the game, St Helens coach Paul Wellens told St Helens Star: “Curtis Sironen will need to get checked out. He had a tight hamstring at the start of the second half so he’ll have a scan to assess the damage.

Morgan came off with a hip problem in the second half that he was struggling to get moving with, the intention was to get him out there at the back end of the second half.”

Castleford forward to miss ‘few weeks’, out of St Helens game

Castleford coach Andy Last expects Nathan Massey to be sidelined for a ‘few weeks’ after leaving the field in their 23-14 defeat to Warrington on Friday.

The 33-year-old left the field following a hip drop tackle from Warrington forward James Harrison, which he has received a two-match ban for.

Last said: “It’s a nasty one. He looks like he’s done some ligament damage so I don’t think we will be seeing Mass for a few weeks.”

It’s highly unlikely that Massey will play in Friday’s trip to champions St Helens.

Catalans forward fails HIA

Catalans Dragons lost key forward Mickael Goudemand to a failed head injury assessment in their win over Leigh.

As a result, the France international is ruled out of Saturday’s trip to Hull because of the 11-day return to play protocol.

Salford star ruled out of Wakefield trip

Salford lost star full-back Ryan Brierley in the first half of their 26-6 loss against Wigan on Sunday afternoon due to a failed HIA.

As a result, the Scotland international will sit out Friday’s trip to Wakefield because of the concussion protocol.

Leigh youngster picks up knock

Speaking in his post-match press conference, Leigh coach Adrian Lam said that utility back Umyla Hanley took a knock to his shoulder in their 38-30 defeat at Catalans on Saturday – but revealed no other new injuries.

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