Brett Hodgson’s Hull FC – like most in Super League in 2021 – have been doing it tough in recent weeks.
Not only have the Airlie Birds suffered from a COVID-19 outbreak, but a number of key stars still sit on the sidelines recovering from injuries.
One of those is star fullback Jake Connor, but Hodgson was hopeful that the number one would be back in action sooner rather than later – alongside other injured men and those returning from COVID protocols.
“Jake is starting to run mid-to-late this week and then he will need a week or two out on the field to get his confidence back, but it won’t be long for him,” Hodgson said.
“Adam Swift had a minor issue with his quad so he will be in the squad, we will get a number of players back this week – Josh Reynolds, Manu Ma’u, Connor Wynne and Bureta Faraimo.
“Masi (Matongo) is about three weeks now, whilst Scott Taylor is progressing nicely but needs some more kilometres in his legs.
“They are all progressing nicely, hopefully at the back end of August we will have them all back.”
Hodgson also spoke of his excitement about his side’s upcoming fixture against Leeds.
“We need to invest in ourself to not let COVID be an excuse; we’ve trained very well today and I’m looking forward to what’s going to be a tough game.”