BREAKING: Hull FC’s Leeds Rhinos loanee Jack Walker given heartbreaking diagnosis

The worst fears have been confirmed for Hull FC’s Leeds Rhinos loanee Jack Walker.

The fullback – who limped off during the Black and Whites’ loss to St Helens last weekend – will be out for the rest of the season, as will Darnell McIntosh.

“Both are substantial,” Hodgson told BBC Humberside. “Jack has a syndesmosis injury which I believe requires an operation for him. I’m absolutely gutted for the boy. He’s a great kid.

“He’s just had a baby girl on Wednesday too so it’s bittersweet for him, but unfortunately he’s played his last game for us this season.

“Darnell is a potential lisfranc; we haven’t confirmed that but the signs aren’t looking great.

“We don’t know the entire extent of it at the moment, but again, I wouldn’t think he’ll feature again this year.”

What that means for Walker’s future is uncertain at present with his deal at Leeds ending at the end of the 2023 Super League season.

Hull are in a bit of a rut recently with a dismal 60-6 drubbing by St Helens last week epitomising how far Brett Hodgson’s side still has to go as they go up against Wakefield Trinity tomorrow night.

Meanwhile, Wakefield eased their relegation fears with a big 30-12 win over second placed Wigan Warriors.

21-man squads

Hull FC

7. Luke Gale
8 Ligi Sao
9. Danny Houghton
10 Chris Satae
12 Manu Ma’u
13. Jordan Lane
14. Joe Lovodua
17. Brad Fash
19 Ben McNamara
21 Jordan Johnstone
23 Connor Wynne
25. Mitieli Vulikijapani
30. Scott Taylor
32 Harvey Barron
33 Denive Balmforth
34 Davy Litten
35. Matty Laidlaw
38. Ellis Longstaff
39 Lewis Martin
40 Will Smith
41 Kye Armstrong

Wakefield Trinity

1 Max Jowitt
6 Jacob Miller
7 Mason Lino
8 Eddie Battye
9 Liam Hood
10 Tinirau Arona
11 Matty Ashurst
14 Jordy Crowther
15 Jai Whitbread
16 James Batchelor
17 Lee Gaskell
19 Lee Kershaw
20 Jack Croft
21 Brad Walker
22 Yusuf Aydin
24 Harry Bowes
27 Lewis Murphy
30 Corey Hall
34 Rob Butler
35 David Fifita
36 Kyle Evans
37 Josh Bowden

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