Hull FC boss Brett Hodgson gives bad news on Josh Griffin and Adam Swift as he explains Danny Houghton’s and Josh Reynolds’ absence

Hull FC have been doing it tough with injuries and suspensions in 2022 so far.

The likes of Luke Gale, Carlos Tuimavave, Scott Taylor and Darnell McIntosh are just some of those that have had to spend a great deal of weeks and months on the sidelines.

And, Hull boss Brett Hodgson has confirmed that two more will face a number of weeks watching from the stands following the Black and Whites’ loss to Hull KR on Friday.

“Griffin and Swift have injuries that could keep them out for a couple of weeks,” Hodgson confirmed to the Hull Daily Mail.

“Griffin has done a ligament in his ankle as well as his medial in his knee on the opposite leg so he’s struggling to limp at the moment.

“Swift is a plantar fascia, I think. His foot twisted and it became quite bruised after the game. Both of them played on, they both had them at the start of the second half but they played on.”

Hull will already be without Andre Savelio for the rest of the season after he ruptured his ACL, but Josh Reynolds and Danny Houghton both missed out in the win over Warrington Wolves.

And, Hodgson has revealed why.

“Reynolds was very sick last week but wanted to still play so we trusted him that he’d go there and give his all,” he said. “On a short turnaround we felt it was best for us as a team that he just rests and gets himself up for next week.

“Two games in short succession is not good, especially with his injury history. Danny Houghton was similar, not with the sickness but with his age and getting him right.”

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