Leeds provide fitness update on their 10 injured players

Drew Darbyshire

Things are starting to look more positive for Leeds on the injury front.

The Rhinos were without 10 first team players for their match against neighbours Huddersfield last week, with the Giants finishing 14-13 winners.

Captain Luke Gale is set to return to action against Wakefield in the next round of Super League action after suffering a broken thumb five weeks ago.

Kyle Eastmond should be available for selection for the Wakefield game after sustaining a hamstring tear last week which kept him out of the Huddersfield clash.

Young hooker Jarrod O’Connor suffered an elbow injury last week but he has been cleared to continue training and playing.

Half-back Rob Lui is 11 weeks into his rehabilitation after picking up a quad injury in pre-season, and he hopes to be back at the end of the month. Prop Tom Holroyd could also be available for selection at the end of the month after suffering a tibial plateau fracture in his leg.

Super League Young Player of the Year Harry Newman is well on the road to recovery from his double leg fracture last season, and could be back in action in June.

Forward Cameron Smith will be sidelined for at least another five weeks after suffering a hamstring tendon injury three weeks ago.

Alex Sutcliffe missed the Huddersfield game with a knee injury, which is still being monitored and no timescale has yet been put on his return to the field.

Scotland international Callum McLelland had surgery in a long-standing groin issue and he has returned to training this week. He will be re-assessed about a potential return to action in the near future.

Full-back Jack Walker had an operation on his foot seven weeks ago and is on course to return to playing in 2022.

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