Jimmy Keinhorst’s season hangs in the balance as a scan today will determine whether the Leeds centre requires surgery on a shoulder injury.
Keinhorst, 23, suffered a dislocated shoulder during the 42-16 win at Salford, but he did not need hospital treatment and there is some hope could play again this term.
The injury is a big blow for the Rhinos, who are already without first-choice centre Joel Moon due to a damaged foot.
Leeds physio Andy Barker said (in the Yorshire Evening Post), “Jimmy has got a scan to see what damage has been done to the shoulder with the dislocation.
“The doctor managed to put it back in after the game and it went in pretty well, which is obviously good.
“He didn’t need hospitalising, which is good for Jimmy and good for us. We’ll get the scan and see what damage has been done and then he will see the specialist later in the week.”
The worst case scenario would see Keinhorst needing a shoulder reconstruction.
“It’s probably unlikely there’s no damage,” Barker said. “When you dislocate you are likely to have damaged something and that will need fixing up via surgery.
“But there is a chance that he could have not done any damage and we may be able to re-hab the shoulder, but until we know the scan report we can’t really say either way.
“If there is damage and he needs surgery that would rule him out for the rest of the year. If it can be re-habbed up he has got a decent chance of playing again this year.”