Josh Drinkwater ruled out long-term with foot injury

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Josh Drinkwater in action for Catalans | Photo: Allan McKenzie/SWpix

Josh Drinkwater has partially ruptured a tendon in his foot following Catalans’ clash with Hull on Sunday in Super League.

The Dragons have confirmed that Drinkwater is expected to miss up to eight weeks worth of action.

Drinkwater, 29, left the field at the MJM Stadium with the injury. His side went on to fall to a 14-8 defeat.

Catalans released in a statement: “Josh Drinkwater underwent scans to determine the extent of his injury after leaving the field during the Super League game at Hull FC on Sunday night.

“Scans have shown he partially ruptured a tendon in his foot.

“He will be unavailable for an estimated eight weeks.”

Casualties in Super League

In Sunday’s other game, Salford suffered a couple of injuries to captain Elijah Taylor and full-back Ryan Brierley.

New Zealand international Taylor failed a HIA. He will be ruled out of action for the next 11 days due to the return-to-play protocol.

And Scotland international Brierley suffered a rib injury in the latter stages of the match, meaning he will miss Friday’s game against Saints whilst the club wait to find out the extent.

Warrington coach Daryl Powell confirmed George Williams did not take part in their 32-10 win over Huddersfield because of a quad injury.

Powell also confirmed he was not sure if Williams would be able to take on his old club Wigan in Warrington’s next game.

Wigan forward Brad Singleton will be fit to face rivals Warrington on Friday night. The Ireland international was rested for Sunday’s win over Salford due to having a few bumps and bruises from the Easter period. He will be back this week.

Our Casualty Ward feature is out every Monday with the latest injury news in Super League.

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About Josh McAllister 1313 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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