Solomona out for season

James Gordon

Bradford second rower David Solomona has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.

Solomona, 31, will have an operation on Saturday on the shoulder that has troubled him since the first game of the season.

The Kiwi international has struggled with injury this term, restricting him to just four appearances, scoring two tries. He returned to the side after a seven-match absence against Wakefield on Easter Monday, but will not play again this term.

Head Coach Steve McNamara said: “David was referred to another specialist and the injury is pretty severe. The rotator cuff has been pulled right off and it needs to be stitched back on.  It’s a pretty rare injury but it’s going to finish him for the rest of the season. He could be out for six months, which is obviously really unfortunate for Sol and the team.

“I’m really disappointed as I was hoping he would make a strong contribution for us this year and it’s just not happened for him. But I’m more disappointed for Sol. We have to move on and carry on playing, get on with our games, but for the bloke who’s injured, he is sat there with his season over. It’s very disappointing for him.”