Hull FC injury news: Tony Smith says winger ‘doubtful’ for next week’s derby

Drew Darbyshire
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Adam Swift celebrates a try - Photo: Allan McKenzie/SWpix

Hull FC coach Tony Smith says winger Adam Swift is ‘doubtful’ for next week’s derby against Hull KR after leaving the action early in their loss to Catalans Dragons.

Swift, who was making his 200th career appearance on Saturday afternoon, left the action in the 55th minute of their 28-18 defeat to league leaders Catalans.

And speaking after the game, Smith said the winger’s injury isn’t anything too serious, but he could be doubtful to play in Sunday’s derby against Hull KR.

Smith said: “Swifty’s hurting, but there’s nothing dramatically wrong.

“He got some accidental knees in the back in the fleshy part but he’ll be okay.

“I know it looked a bit nasty at the time, but it was accidental.

“He’s not ruled out next week, but he’d have to be doubtful.”

Hull FC boss left with mixed emotions after Catalans Dragons defeat

Catalans Dragons went four points clear at the top of the Super League table thanks to their win at Hull.

The French side led 22-18 at the half-time break thanks to first half tries from Tom Johnstone, Tom Davies, Arthur Romano and Julian Bousquet.

Hull’s first half efforts came from Chris Satae, Darnell McIntosh and Swift.

England international Davies grabbed his second on the hour mark to seal the two points for the Dragons, who have won their last seven matches in Super League.

Speaking after the game, Smith said: “I thought it was a scrappy half from both teams.

“We were a bit flat with our energy in the first half. I’m not discrediting Catalans at all, but there were a couple of soft tries.

“We just haven’t been conceding those lately and we weren’t quite on it.

“We found some energy on our try-line and there was more desperation than in the first half.

“But that took it out of us and there just wasn’t enough from us today.”

Hull FC will make the short trip across the city to face Hull KR at Craven Park next Sunday, 12pm kick-off.

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