St Helens injury news: Konrad Hurrell suffers setback as prop confirmed to miss Leigh Leopards clash

Drew Darbyshire
Konrad Hurrell, St Helens, Super League

St Helens powerhouse Konrad Hurrell breaks through against Wakefield at the Be Well Support Stadium

St Helens coach Paul Wellens has confirmed that centre Konrad Hurrell is facing a few weeks on the sideline after suffering a recurring calf injury.

The Tongan powerhouse returned from a month in the treatment room with a torn calf in their 32-16 win at Wakefield on Sunday, but left the action early in the first half.

Speaking in his press conference ahead of Friday’s game against Leigh, Wellens confirmed they’ll be without Hurrell for a ‘couple of weeks’.

“He’s gone for a scan, he might be a couple of weeks again which is really unfortunate,” Wellens said of Hurrell.

“Obviously we saw in the opening 10 minutes of the game the effect Koni can have on our team, I thought he was really destructive at the start of the game.

“Again, it’s disappointing but what we’ll do is support him, he’ll work hard to get back fit as soon as he can and that’s all we can do.

“It’s disappointing for him to pick up a recurrence of that injury but at the same time there’s only so much we can do.

“We’ve got to help the best we can, the medical staff will play their part and hopefully he’ll come back fit and firing again.”

Paul Wellens confirms prop to miss Leigh Leopards clash

The Super League champions will be without Ireland international prop Dan Norman for Friday’s visit of Challenge Cup winners Leigh due to a head knock he sustained in their win at Wakefield.

“Dan will miss the game this week, just following concussion protocol,” Wellens added.

“It’s unfortunate that he caught a bit of a bang to the head late on in the game but it’s important we look after the player in that respect, so Dan will sit out this weekend.”

England international Morgan Knowles missed the Wakefield game with a groin issue and is seeing a specialist today (Tuesday) to find out more.

“Morgan is going to see someone today around this issue so I’m sat here waiting for my phone to ring, hopefully it’s good news,” Wellens said.

“I can’t really say any more at this stage but, fingers crossed, Morgan is fit to play this week.”

St Helens take on Leigh at the Totally Wicked Stadium in Round 25 of Super League on Friday night, 8pm kick-off.

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