Willie Peters provides more after Hull KR hit by triple injury blow

Drew Darbyshire
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Hull KR coach Willie Peters has provided more on the injuries his side suffered to Sauaso Sue, Lachlan Coote and James Batchelor at Magic Weekend.

The trio left the field in their 26-16 defeat to Salford in the first game of Magic Weekend at St James’ Park in Newcastle.

Forward James Batchelor left the field on a stretcher in the first half and was taken to hospital for a scan as a precaution on a neck injury.

Speaking after the game, Peters said: “It was a tough afternoon. A saying I go by is ‘you get what you deserve’ and I thought we got what we deserved with that scoreboard.

“There are a few injuries which are not good to see. Batch has gone to hospital, hopefully it is just precautionary, hopefully I’ll be able to find out more about that soon.

“I think he initially didn’t have feeling and that feeling started to come back. He has gone to hospital and as far as I know it is precautionary. He is in a decent way at the moment but I can’t give you too much because I’m not sure.

“No-one likes to see a player go down the way he did, whether it was a Salford player or Hull KR player.

“Our sport is a tough, physical sport and that’s why our fans love it because it is entertaining and physical but when you see a player go down like that, it doesn’t matter what team they play for, no-one likes to see that.”

Willie Peters on injuries to Lachlan Coote and Sauaso Sue

Full-back Lachlan Coote failed a head injury assessment in the second half whilst prop Sauaso Sue limped off the field with a leg injury.

On Coote, Peters said: “We’ll have to have a look at him. To be honest I’m not sure how it works in terms of length. We’ll have to see what sort of space he’s in. I’ve spoken to him briefly and he’s okay but we’ll find out.

“He’s in good spirits. I spoke to the team but I went up to him individually and he sounded okay but I’ll have to chat with the doctor and see how he is afterwards.”

On Sue, Peters said: “Jesse has done a hamstring, we don’t know the severity of that but like any injury, it will be a few weeks for sure.”

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