Ex-Castleford Tigers starlet Bailey Hodgson has had no luck at all since leaving Super League for the NRL at the end of 2020.
Having made the move to the NRL back at the end of 2020, Hodgson was determined to get some game time in 2022 after spending 2021 patiently waiting in the wings for an opportunity.
The fullback has already seen fellow youngster and Englishman Dominic Young make his debut and look every bit the part in the Newcastle side and so he will have been hoping to do the same this season.
However, Hodgson suffered a fractured elbow and had surgery back at the start of the year to repair it with a long timeframe set for his recovery.
That being said, the fullback has now received devastating news that he has suffered the same injury, according to highly-regarded Newcastle Herald journalist Barry Toohey, ruling Hodgson out for the rest of the year.
“He’s (Bailey Hodgson) refractured his elbow, he’s had two plates put in his elbow,” Toohey said on his own Toohey’s News podcast.
“He won’t play again this year, he’s had no luck at all since joining the club unfortunately.
“You’ve got Dom Young who has been going great guns and then you’ve got poor old Bailey who has ben struggling to get on the field, but you hope his luck will change as he’s a real talent.”
The Hodgson family has already been part of the NRL for a great deal of time with Josh leaving the UK back in 2015 to join the Canberra Raiders.
And, now the youngest of the lot – Jeylan – has also become the latest to travel halfway across the world to join Bailey at the Knights, though both will now have to wait for their debuts at the highest level.