Salford Red Devils hoping to put injury nightmare behind them with more players closing in on return

Morgan Escare Salford Red Devils SWpix
Morgan Escare in action for Salford | Photo: Paul Currie/SWpix

Salford Red Devils could welcome back more key players in the next few weeks as the fight for the play-offs heats up in the business stage of the season. 

The AJ Bell Stadium side have been hit with long-term injuries throughout the 2022 campaign.

Earlier in May, King Vuniyayawa and Jack Wells were both been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Head coach Paul Rowley has made it no secret of the pressure his available players have been under this year, often naming below the standard 21-man squad.

However, they could be boosted with even more returns as the play-off race heats up in Super League.

The side recently welcomed back England international Dan Sarginson – although he will miss their home clash against Huddersfield due to a minor injury.

Rowley has named a 21-man squad for the visit of the Giants, which could include returns for Harvey Livett and Tyler Dupree. 

Salford Red Devils assistant provides update

Taking over media duties this week, assistant coach Danny Orr provided the latest on the club’s injuries. 

“Potentially there could be Tyler [Dupree] and there could be Harvey [Livett] if not this week, definitely next week I think,” said Orr. 

“Amir Bourouh is not far away now I believe. There’s three bodies there.

“Morgan [Escare] could be back in a couple of weeks. That’s another one who was playing really well before he got injured. 

“We’ve got a couple hopefully but they’re probably still two weeks off before we see those bodies.”

The Red Devils also welcomed back Shane Wright against Leeds following a lengthy spell on the sidelines. 

Orr continued: “Like a lot of teams have, we’ve been hit and struggling for numbers. To have him [Shane Wright] back [was good] and a player who can play back-row and in the middle. 

“He was in the middle last week and I thought he did a really good job. It was his first game in a long time and he didn’t look out of place. His fitness levels looked really good. It’s definitely good to have him back.”

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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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