Warrington Wolves: Gil Dudson dropped as duo await scan results following fresh injuries

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Joe Bullock, Warrington Wolves

Joe Bullock warms up for Warrington Wolves ahead of Super League fixture with Catalans. Photo by Steve Flynn/News Images.

Warrington Wolves interim coach Gary Chambers says the club are awaiting scan results for duo Joe Bullock and Daryl Clark.

Meanwhile, Wales international Gil Dudson has been dropped from the 21-man squad to face Hull this Saturday at the MKM Stadium.

Bullock, 30, did not feature in the 24-22 defeat to Leeds at Headingley Stadium but played for the reserves after the Super League clash at Headingley Stadium.

Chambers admits that the prop forward has been nursing a thumb injury, which saw him named as 18th man against both Catalans and the Rhinos respectively.

He has made 16 appearances for the Wire this year.

Hooker Daryl Clark has also undergone scans after suffering a shoulder knock in the recent defeat to Rohan Smith’s side. However, it looks to be positive signs after the 30 year-old, who will join St Helens at the end of the year to replace James Roby on a three-year deal, was been named in Warrington’s 21-man squad.

Warrington Wolves awaiting scans on duo

“Daryl Clark is having a check on his shoulder,” Chambers said.

“He took a bit of a knock to his shoulder. I don’t know to the extent of what that is.

“Joe Bullock also took a knock in the reserves game which is disappointing.

“The plan with Joe, he has a thumb injury he’s been nursing since he broke it and he was due to see the specialist. The idea was to always give him a bit of a run out [in the reserves], with the view of playing him again this week.

“It was a matter of looking after him with his thumb, getting him a bit of game time in the reserves, which was a fantastic win, but he’s rolled his ankle a little bit. We’re just waiting on the results for that.”

Veteran Sam Kasiano returns to replace prop Dudson in Chambers’ 21-man squad, with young playmaker Leon Hayes also named with Riley Dean sidelined due to a head injury.

“The idea was to have a fresh Joe Bullock and Sam Kasiano for Hull,” Chambers admitted.

“What we’ve had the luxury of being able to do is rotate people around and try and freshen people up. He’s [Joe] nursed the thumb for a while.

“Sam Kasiano is similar. He’s had a sternum injury, a wrist injury and a knee injury, and he looks really healthy for having had a bit of time out and hopefully he can come back in and explode through.”

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