King expected to return over Easter

Warrington centre Matt King could make an early return from injury during the Easter period.

The former Australian international suffered knee injury during his side’s opening round defeat to Huddersfield in Cardiff.

Despite early concerns he could be out of action for the entire season, Warrington coach Tony Smith, has said credit must go to the player and medical staff for the speedy recovery.

Smith said: “Matt is the one doing all the hard work. It ended up being a medial ligament injury so the worst fear was originally three months out, but now it’s ended up being ten weeks.

“He might be a couple of weeks ahead of schedule but that’s down to the hard work the medical staff have put in.”

After watching his side hammer Crusaders convincingly during the weekend, Smith admits he may have to rotate players ahead of his side’s Super League games against Salford on Good Friday, and Hull FC on Easter Monday.

Smith said: “We might decide to give somebody a break and rotate. When we’re in full health we have some very good players and they need to be kept in game tone. No body will get dropped, somebody will get rotated.

“If I put out the same team for 27 rounds I’ll have nobody left, but if I throw somebody in who hasn’t been playing Super League for 26 rounds they’ll be hopeless. We have to juggle these players around; we have to make sure they’re all in as good form. That’s our responsibility.”

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