Hull KR injury news: Lengthy timeframe revealed for key man with possible operation required

Josh McAllister
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Hull KR could be without star man Jordan Abdull for the remainder of the season after the half-back suffered another injury during the defeat to Catalans in Super League.

Abdull, 27, was featuring in only his first game back following a quad injury sustained during training at the beginning of May.

The one-time England international saw his 2022 campaign cut short due to injury, and has featured just nine times this year.

He played in the halves in Perpignan before being forced from the field with a hamstring injury, as the side fell to a 38-4 defeat to Steve McNamara’s Dragons.

Jordan Abdull blow confirmed

“Jordan, at this stage, we need to get more tests done on him. But It’ll be a minimum of 12 weeks,” Peters confirmed on Wednesday.

“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.”

Peters admits that the lengthy timeframe may provide an opportunity for the club to send Abdull away to see a specialist to look into his recent back luck with injuries.

It’s another massive blow for Hull KR, with Sam Wood likely to have played his final game for the club, while Abdull was enjoying fine form to star the year, earning nine Man of Steel points.

Peters continued: “It’s something with Jordan, it’s been a sort of trend.

“We’re going to miss him.” 

“What we need to do is look further into his body and reasons behind it, which may be sending him away somewhere after the season or during his rehab just to find out a little bit more around his body and getting that right.

“That’s where it’s at, at the moment.

“Jordan was obviously up there with Man of Steel earlier on in the season for a long period there. He was a massive reason why we went on that run with his game management and end of set finishes.

“We’re going to miss him. But what it does again is give an opportunity to Rowan Milnes, who had a sensational pre-season and the few games that he’s played, he’s played well.

“He’ll be ready to step up again.”

Jack Walker will miss Saturday’s Challenge Cup quarter-final clash with Salford after failing his head injury assessment on his Hull KR debut.

The blow has seen French full-back Tanguy Zenon join the club on an initial two-week loan deal from Catalans.

Starting #1 Lachlan Coote is currently sidelined after suffering a head knock at Magic Weekend and is set to see a specialist later this month, with doubts over his playing future, having already confirmed that 2023 will be his last.

Back-rower James Batchelor is also set to be sidelined indefinitely, with six weeks expected in a brace and then further recovery required.

Dean Hadley has a wrist issue, but is expected to be named in Hull KR’s 21-man squad.

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