Salford Red Devils injury news: Paul Rowley provides latest on Marc Sneyd and Kallum Waktins

Drew Darbyshire
Kallum Watkins and Marc Sneyd Salford Red Devils

Kallum Watkins and Marc Sneyd in action for Salford Red Devils

Salford Red Devils coach Paul Rowley provided the injury latest on Marc Sneyd and Kallum Watkins following their loss to Leeds Rhinos on Sunday.

England international Sneyd had his knee strapped up at half-time of their 16-14 defeat to Leeds and went back on the field in the second half before leaving the action in the latter stages.

Speaking in his post-match press conference immediately after the game, Rowley said it was too early to determine what the injury was, with the talismanic half-back to be assessed further in the coming days.

Rowley said: “He limped off at half-time and then reassured us he was good to go.

“Obviously he looked like he was struggling for the majority of the second half but he was kind of getting through it alright but we made the decision to just bring him off within the last 10.

“He was clearly struggling but Leeds didn’t get him as much as they probably had liked to at that point.

“We won’t know until tomorrow. Sneydy is a bit of a throwback, he can get through injuries and he recovers quick.

“For an older player, he doesn’t miss any sessions, he just gets on with it. He’s a bit old school in that respect and I say that in a good way, in a complimentary way.”

Paul Rowley provides injury update on Salford Red Devils skipper

The Red Devils boss provided an update on skipper and England star Kallum Watkins, who didn’t play in their defeat to his old club Leeds on Sunday.

On Watkins, Rowley said: “He’s got an injury – probably best case scenario is five (weeks), worst case (the) season, so I’ll tell you when we know.”

Meanwhile, Rowley was pleased to welcome back England international hooker Andy Ackers back into his side after a couple of weeks on the sideline due to concussion rulings.

“Ackers, Brodie (Croft) and Ryan (Brierley) obviously make a big difference to us,” Rowley added.

“I thought they all did good but they’ll all get better as well for the continuity in playing, certainly Ackers in his first game back, he’s missed quite a few weeks now so I thought he had a good dig.”

The Red Devils will aim to return to winning ways when they take on neighbours Leigh Leopards at the Salford Stadium on Sunday afternoon, 3pm kick-off.

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