Exclusive: Jordan Turner reveals potential major boost for Castleford Tigers

Jordan Turner has enjoyed something of a career renaissance at Castleford Tigers.

After joining the West Yorkshire club ahead of the 2021 Super League season following a disappointing end to his Huddersfield Giants career, the utility man arguably became one of Castleford’s most important players in 2021.

Playing on the wing, in the centres, at halfback and even in the forwards, Turner could well have been named signing of the season as he earned himself a new two-year deal.

Wind the clock forward to 2022 and the former St Helens and Hull FC man suffered a fractured hand in March, but came back with a vengeance in April.

However, Turner succumbed to a devastating shoulder injury in Castleford’s Challenge Cup quarter-final defeat at Hull KR, to the same shoulder that he had an operation on in pre-season.

Despite the initial prognosis predicting he would be out until the end of the season, Turner has revealed to Serious About Rugby League that rehab is going really well with an August date in sight for a return.

If so, it would be a major boost to Lee Radford and the Tigers, with one of their most important players coming back just in time for the business end of the season.

33-year-old Turner made his debut with the Salford Red Devils in 2006 – or as they were known then the Salford City Reds – before moves to Hull FC and St Helens came about.

From Saints, Turner moved to the Canberra Raiders but returned to Super League without playing a game in 2017 after signing for Huddersfield.

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