Injuries are a part of rugby league sadly and we have seen the likes of Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves, Hull KR, Huddersfield Giants and many other teams struggle with an injury crisis in Super League this year.
We have also seen some worrying injuries on the field whether it was Mike Cooper’s acl on Good Friday against St Helens or Sione Mata’utia being helped off in the same game after a nasty collision.
At the Magic Weekend we sadly saw two players stretchered off in two days. Fortunately Hull KR star James Batchelor is now recovered after spending an extended period in a neck brace.
Wakefield Trinity centre Jack Croft was back in the mix immediately helping them to a famous win over Leeds a week later.
So injuries are certainly more bizarre than others and throughout Super League history there have been more than a few bizarre injuries but this one might just be one of the strangest.
Footage as emerged in the Sky Rugby account on Instagram of a Salford Red Devils player impaled with the corner post from the pitch.
The player is believed to be Callum Hughes and was playing for Salford’s academy and attempted a try saving tackle only to be impaled by the touch flag and hospitalised.
Surgical intervention was required according to Treize Mondial who also report that the player is fine and will be soon back on his feet and he will certainly have a story to tell for the rest of his life now.
You can see the footage of Hughes here.
As for Salford themselves they went down 24-22 in a clash with Leigh Leopards yesterday.
The Red Devils led 22-10 in the second half but the high flying Leopards battled back in the absence of star player Edwin Ipape.
Eventually a Ben Reynolds penalty won the game for Adrian Lam’s men as they prepare for a semi-final clash with St Helens in the Challenge Cup next week.
For Paul Rowley and his side it is back to the drawing board for their week off.
They are in the midst of a play-off battle with the likes of Hull KR, Leeds Rhinos and Hull FC who defeated Castleford Tigers at the weekend.