Hull KR confirm injury blow to Kane Linnett

Josh McAllister
Kane Linnett, News Images

Hull KR have confirmed that Kane Linnett has suffered a minor injury blow, ruling him out of action for an estimation of a month. 

Leading Man of Steel Jordan Abdull will also miss the club’s fixture with Warrington on Friday at Craven Park.

The club shared on social media: “Hull KR can confirm Kane Linnett sustained knee ligament damage in the latter stages of Friday’s loss to Leigh.

“The second-rower is looking at a month on the sidelines.

Jordan Abdull also misses out this week with a minor calf injury.”

Kane Linnett added to Super League’s injury list

Castleford lost three players during their 36-0 defeat to Wigan on Friday night.

The Tigers lost captain Paul McShane to a back spasm early on in his 200th appearance for the club. Bureta Faraimo also sustained a hip injury while full-back Niall Evalds’ shoulder popped out.

Wakefield have confirmed that star winger Lewis Murphy has suffered an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury, ruling him out for the remainder of the 2023 season.

Murphy, 20, left the field during the first half of Friday’s Super League fixture with Huddersfield at home.

Scans since have confirmed the severity of the injury.

Wakefield head coach Mark Applegarth said: “We are all really disappointed for Lewis and it’s a cruel blow.

“Everyone at the club will support him through his rehab and I know he will be relentless in coming back better than ever in 2024.”

Leeds will welcome back key forward Morgan Gannon for Friday’s home clash with Wakefield. The young talent missed their win at St Helens due to concussion, but that 12-day protocol would have passed by the time the Wakefield game comes around.

The Rhinos could also have James Bentley back in their side this week. The Ireland international was named in Rohan Smith’s 21-man squad for the Saints match, but didn’t make the matchday 17. He could make his return from a PCL knee injury this week.

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