Hull KR’s 2022 campaign can be characterised by injuries.
The Robins were so badly struck by injury that in their final game of the season against rivals Hull FC, interim Head Coach Danny McGuire was only able to name a 16-man team such was the injuries at the club.
In fact, throughout the club they had over 30 injuries as the season drew to a close which saw them cancel the reserves Hull derby that week as well.
They of course lost perhaps their most important player in halfback Jordan Abdull whilst other key players like Lachlan Coote, Kane Linnett and Mikey Lewis also spent a long time out injured.
Even skipper Shaun Kenny-Dowall who made over 90 consecutive appearances for the club always avoiding injury was struck down in 2022.
Another Hull KR player who knows all about injuries is Ethan Ryan whose 2021 campaign was cut short by injury.
He returned and looked sharp again in 2022 but will not play in the World Cup after being ruled out with injury.
Set to feature for Ireland in the World Cup, Ryan has been robbed of playing in a World Cup due to an injury picked up against Hull FC in the final game of the season.
Devastated by the news, Ryan took to Twitter to say: “Absolutely gutted to be missing out on this years World Cup. Playing for Ireland is something that means a lot to me so to be missing it is devastating. Thank you to all the Hull KR fans for your support this year you’ve been incredible from start to finish. Eyes on 2023 now.”
Absolutely gutted to be missing out on this years World Cup. Playing for @Irelandrl is something that means a lot to me so to be missing it is devastating. Thank you to all the HKR fans for your support this year you’ve been incredible from start to finish. Eyes on 2023 now 🔴⚪️ https://t.co/4bq7HYHGZT
— Ethan Ryan (@EthanRyan96) September 27, 2022
Understandably hurting with the news, Ryan is now looking ahead to 2023 where he hopes to continue his development under new coach Willie Peters.