Today is a day Jake Trueman isn’t likely to forget any time soon.
The news that the halfback has suffered an ACL injury which will end his season has already been announced.
Not only does it end his season, rip apart any World Cup hopes he had but it also means he will miss the start of next season.
An ACL injury is perhaps the worst kind of injury for a rugby player and will be tough for the young halfback to come back from.
The injury also has an extra level of cruelness to it as well. It means that he has played his last game for Castleford – the club who moulded him and gave him his debut as a teenager setting him up for greatness.
This comes as Hull FC finally confirm the worst kept secret in rugby league by revealing that Trueman has signed for the club ahead of the 2023 season.
The halfback will have to wait to make his debut due to his ACL injury but we will see him in a Black and White shirt next season as Brett Hodgson’s Hull FC project takes its next massive step with this major coup.
It’s unclear who will join in the Castleford spine. Could he reunite with Luke Gale after their Cas days or will Cas bring in someone else.
Who will be out the back too of this new and improved attack. Will Jake Connor stay at the club to create an exciting two Jake attack or will he head down under and possibly be replaced by Jack Walker.
Nonetheless, Trueman will be at Hull for the long haul signing a three year deal starting from next season.