It’s fair to say that Jack Walker has had endured a tough few seasons.
After bursting onto the scene as a young 17-year-old for the Leeds Rhinos back in 2017, Walker became one of the youngest to ever play in and win a Super League Grand Final.
With his whole future ahead of him, the elusive fullback has been perhaps the unluckiest player in recent years in terms of suffering injuries.
For the past three years, Walker has had a torrid time with a number of foot injuries hampering his progress and stopping him from becoming the number one fullback at Headingley.
And, with new head coach Rohan Smith joining the West Yorkshire club, Walker looked elsewhere for an opportunity and found it at Hull FC where head coach Brett Hodgson had suffered with an injury to star man Jake Connor.
Walker settled in seamlessly at the MKM Stadium, with Hull fans wanting the 23-year-old to stay at the club longer than his short-term deal currently lasts for after some big performances raised his reputation in East Yorkshire.
But, disaster struck last week when he was forced off midway through Hull’s loss to St Helens after he heard a crack in his foot, and, after his previous run of luck with injuries, there was countless fingers crossed that it wouldn’t be as bad as previously.
Whilst there has yet to be a diagnosis on that issue, Walker has finally had some good news off the field with the birth of a baby daughter named ‘Willow.’
It’s fantastic news for the 23-year-old who has been unlucky to say the least in recent times, with everyone at Serious About Rugby League hoping that his recent injury problem isn’t too bad.
Serious About Rugby League also passes on their congratulations to Jack and his partner!