Hull FC’s Luke Gale has been up against it in 2022.
After making the move to the MKM Stadium ahead of the 2022 Super League from Yorkshire rivals Leeds Rhinos, Gale has been out of the side on a number of occasions due to suspension and injury.
The former Castleford Tigers halfback suffered his latest issue last week, having been taken off with bad concussion in the act of almost scoring a try before he was hit by Warrington Wolves star Gareth Widdop.
Hull went down 4-0 to the Wolves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium and Gale was taken off before half-time and the diminutive number seven has given an update on the issue.
“I took a head knock last week, so it was an unfortunate one as I actually thought I had scored that,” Gale said live on Sky Sports with the Hull man being a co-pundit for Castleford’s win over Huddersfield Giants last Friday night.
“I was out cold and I can’t remember much so I went in the sheds and thought I had scored it.
“I got a scan and everything was a ok so hopefully I will be back in contention next week.”
Live in the Sky Sports studio at the Jungle – the stadium where Gale made his name as a Super League player – the halfback will always be remembered for that incredible drop goal for Castleford in the semi-finals of the play-offs back in 2017.
And, Gale joked about that moment and how it paved the way for the rest of his career, winning the Challenge Cup Final with Leeds.
“I’m still living on the back of that one! I’ve got two contracts off the back of that,” Gale jested.
It would be a big plus for the Black and Whites if the halfback is able to return for the Hull derby at the Magic Weekend this weekend given their last result against Leeds went shockingly awry.