Hull KR prop Mose Masoe will never play rugby league again after suffering a serious spinal injury.
The 30-year-old was stretchered off the field in Sunday’s pre-season game against Wakefield and underwent emergency surgery at Leeds General Infirmary that night.
Masoe has spent the last four days in intensive care and is being moved to the spinal unit at Pinderfields in Wakefield.
Hull KR coach Tony Smith said: “This is a career-ending injury. If Mose is able to walk, that will be a success.
“All that is still unknown and we’ve got to be careful what we set our sights on as an outcome.
“Mose has two lovely daughters here in this country and a young son in Australia that are suffering and worrying about their dad, and an unborn child on the way.
“There are different ways to measure success. If you asked his consultant – his consultant wouldn’t be able to tell you exactly what he’ll be able to get back to.
“I know he’s looking forward to just hugging his children again and when he does that, he’ll be happier than he is at the moment, I know that.”
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