Hull KR hint at hunt to replace Campese

Hull KR coach Chris Chester is keeping all options open when it comes to finding a player to fill in for Terry Campese for the rest of the season.

An anteriors cruciate ligament injury has ended Campese’s season, it has been revealed, and Chesster admits that the Robins have a llittle bit of wriggle room when it comes to bringing in a short-term replacement.

“We’ve been unlucky with injuries this season but we’ve never tried to hide behind that as an excuse and it’s important now that we don’t feel sorry for ourselves,” Chester told his club’s official website.

Albert Kelly and Maurice Blair played very well in the halves against Widnes on Sunday and we’ve also got the likes of Connor Robinson and Matty Marsh waiting for an opportunity.

“There’s also the option of bringing somebody in to replace Terry for the rest of the season, so we’re keeping all options open at this stage, but Terry’s health is the most important thing right now.”

Chester also ackowledged, however, just how disappointing it is to lose such a talismanic figure for the rest of the 2015 campiagn.

 “It’s very disappointing to lose Terry for such an extended period as he is an instrumental part of our team and a fantastic leader within the squad,” he added.

“He has really settled into the Super League competition and was playing some fantastic rugby for us, so to be without him for the rest of the season is tough to take.

“He’s in good hands with the specialists, along with our own medical team, and he’ll get our full support as we hope to see him back out on the field in the best possible shape next season.”

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