Casualty Ward: Wigan, Castleford and Hull KR stars set for surgery as St Helens suffer double blow

Drew Darbyshire
Wigan hooker Sam Powell, Paul McSahne, Ryan Hall

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

Wigan hooker ruled out for a month

Wigan boss Matt Peet has confirmed that hooker Sam Powell will undergo a minor operation which will rule the hooker out for the next four weeks.

Peet said: “He’s been playing through the pain has Sam through the year.

“He’s been playing very, very brave and it’s time now for him to have a small operation which will keep him out for about four weeks.”

Hall to undergo surgery

Speaking after their 28-10 win over Salford, Hull KR coach Willie Peters confirmed that veteran winger Ryan Hall will undergo minor and pre-planned surgery to clean out a knee joint.

Scotland international Sam Luckley left the field for a head injury assessment against Salford, but returned to the field after passing his HIA.

Meanwhile, the Robins could be without star man Jordan Abdull for the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.

Peters said: “Jordan, at this stage, we need to get more tests done on him. But It’ll be a minimum of 12 weeks. We’re looking to see whether he needs an operation.

“An operation will be around 16 or 17 weeks. If he doesn’t, it probably cuts the return by about four or five weeks. He’s done some damage to his tendon in his hamstring.”

Towering outside-back Sam Wood may have played his final game for Hull KR, with a knee injury set to keep him out for ‘three or four’ months, according to Peters.

Taylor update

Hull FC lost prop Scott Taylor in the opening stages of their 32-18 defeat to St Helens on Saturday.

The 32-year-old was sent to hospital having left the field with a shoulder injury in the first half – initial reports suggested no fracture, but still waiting further assessment.

Taylor tweeted: “Thank you everyone who’s reached out to me. Not sure on recovery time yet. I’m gutted I wasn’t able to stay out there. Looking forward to being ASAP!”

St Helens lose key duo in Cup triumph

St Helens were dealt a double blow to Tommy Makinson and Mark Percival in their win at Hull on Saturday afternoon

Winger Makinson left the action with a hamstring injury, whilst centre Percival failed a head injury assessment, so he will be unavailable for Thursday’s trip to Hull.

Meanwhile, forward Jake Wingfield will play no further part in the 2023 campaign due to shoulder surgery.

Zane Tetevano set for heart surgery

Leeds prop Zane Tetevano is set to undergo heart surgery after suffering a stroke whilst in training with the Rhinos a couple of weeks ago.

Quick actions of medical staff present, emergency services and the team at Leeds General Infirmary ensured Tetevano received swift treatment and he has made an ‘excellent’ recovery.

Further tests revealed that the 32-year-old has a hole in his heart which caused the stroke, and will undergo surgery soon.

Castleford captain suffers fractured forearm

The Tigers will be without their skipper Paul McShane for around two months, with the former Man of Steel due to undergo an operation on a fractured forearm.

Frankie Halton timeframe revealed

Leigh coach Adrian Lam has confirmed that new signing Frankie Halton will be out for around the next two months after suffering an injury whilst on debut.

The Ireland international sustained a torn pectoral muscle whilst on his Leigh debut in their 30-12 win over Warrington on May 26.

Lam confirmed that Halton would be out for approximately 12 weeks from the time he suffered the injury, which leaves around two months recovery left.

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