Hull KR receive awful news on captain Shaun Kenny-Dowall as Danny McGuire forced into more changes

Hull KR have provided an injury update following another costly Super League night against Leeds Rhinos.

Both Mikey Lewis and Rowan Milnes were unavailable for the game against the Rhinos. Lewis is still recovering from an high-grade ankle strain and will be monitored over the next week as he looks to return before the end of August.

Rowan Milnes sustained a rib cartilage injury in training and subsequently missed the game against the West Yorkshire side. Milnes will be pushing to feature this Friday as KR head over the Pennines to face Super League champions, St. Helens.

Ryan Hall (calf tear) and Kane Linnett (bicep tear) both made try scoring returns to the Robins’ line up on Friday night and will be raring to go for Friday night’s showdown against the champions.

The Robins’ fullback, Lachlan Coote didn’t feature against Leeds and required further routine protocols after suffering his second concussion of 2022. The Scotland international will be given the nod for Friday if he passes the relevant return to play protocols this week.

Sadly, KR lost two players on Friday night with both Shaun Kenny-Dowall and Greg Richards limping from the field. 

Shaun Kenny-Dowall pulled up shortly after Parcell’s opening try. The Robins’ skipper went down awkwardly in the tackle near Leeds’ line and has damaged his medial collateral ligament (MCL) within his knee. Now in a brace, SKD will be ruled out for the rest of the 2022 season.

Greg Richards tore his hamstring in the loss shortly into his opening stint from the bench. Richards will see a specialist to discuss the course of action and will miss the rest of the Robins’ season.

On the back of their short injury layoffs, Connor Moore (shoulder injury) and Phoenix Laulu-Togaga’e (dead leg) are both back in full training, with PLT coming on in the second half against Leeds.

Zach Fishwick missed out on last Friday’s game through a minor hip issue, but is now back in full training with the Robins. 

Dean Hadley will undergo surgery later this month after suffering a shoulder dislocation in the win over Wakefield Trinity. Charlie Cavanaugh’s knee injury sustained against Wigan will be monitored in the coming weeks to decide whether the young hooker requires surgery before 2023.

Jordan Abdull (quad tear), Brad Takairangi (hamstring tear) and Luis Johnson (pectoral tear) are still undertaking rehabilitation with the club and have made positive progress in their recoveries. 

Will Dagger is now in a cast following achilles surgery and will be aiming to return for the beginning of Hull KR’s 2023 pre-season.

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