Wakefield Trinity half-back ruled out for the season as club provides Luke Gale update

Josh McAllister
Luke Gale in action for Wakefield Trinity. Photo by Dean Williams / Alamy Stock Photo.

Luke Gale in action for Wakefield Trinity. Photo by Dean Williams / Alamy Stock Photo.

Wakefield Trinity have issued an update on their current injury list amid speculation surrounding Luke Gale and a season-ending blow.

The Super League bottom side have confirmed that Gale is awaiting a scan after going over on his ankle during training ahead of Friday’s clash with Wigan.

There was chatter online that the 35-year-old veteran half-back had broken his ankle and could have been ruled out for the season.

However, Wakefield have confirmed no break, with a further update to follow.

The former Hull skipper made his long-awaited debut against Hull KR, having signed with the club until the end of 2024 earlier in May from Keighley.

He played a big part in the side’s second victory of the season, claiming a 32-6 victory over Paul Rowley’s Salford Red Devils in Round 17.

Meanwhile, 25-year-old Morgan Smith has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery on his foot.

The former Warrington youngster linked up with the Belle Vue outfit ahead of 2023 from Featherstone on a two-year deal, going on to make 13 Super League appearances in the current season.

He joins the club’s long list of injuries, with Lewis Murphy previously ruled out of the year with an ACL injury earlier in March.

The 21-year-old rising winger has been heavily linked with a move to the NRL for 2024, meaning he is likely to have played his final game for Wakefield.

Wakefield Trinity provide further injury details

Vice-captain Jordan Crowther has injured his calf, and is in contention of making a return at the end of the month.

Return dates are yet to be confirmed for Kelepi Tanginoa and Romain Franco, with the pair suffering a broken radius and rotator cuff tear respectively.

Isaac Shaw, who recently returned to his boyhood club in their bid to retain their Super League status for next year, has injured his hamstring. The club are hoping to have the forward back to face Huddersfield next week at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Meanwhile, overseas recruit Mason Lino is nearing his return and could be back for next week’s clash.

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