Leeds centre eyeing July comeback

Jimmy Keinhorst says he’s eager to return to the Leeds line-up before the start of the Super-8s later this season.

Keinhorst suffered a hand injury during last month’s defeat at Warrington and looks set to be out until July.

“It is a bit frustrating at the moment,” Keinhorst told the Yorkshire Evening Post. “I’ve got to keep my hand in a cast/splint for another few weeks, then a few weeks after that hopefully I’ll be back.

“It’s the top of my finger – the tendon has ripped off. I tried to make a tackle, grabbing someone’s shorts or shirt or whatever and it just ruptured. They had to open it up and reattach it.

“It was towards the end of the game and it wasn’t painful – it just didn’t function, didn’t move.

“It’s not ideal, it has come at not a great time. I was playing where I want to in the centres and getting some consistency there and feeling more comfortable game-by-game.

“To have to miss out now is not great, but I’ve got to stay focused on how I can get back in the best shape possible.

“Hopefully even with the injury I’ll still have a decent few games towards the end of the season and hopefully we are in a good position heading into the final bit of the competition.”

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