Hull KR have given an injury update on their squad after their recent injury crisis was exacerbated by their trip and subsequent defeat to Toulouse last week ahead of their huge derby against Hull FC at the Magic Weekend.
Matty Storton is the first name rattled off and is described as ‘unlikely to feature’ in the derby owing to a dislocated toe.
Fellow forward George King has also been ruled out of the contest as he covers from what the club describes as a “minor hamstring tear” but will re-join training next week.
Fortunately, Jimmy Keinhorst and Ethan Ryan will be available with Keinhorst fortunately not suffering any broken ribs despite taking a nasty hit there whilst Ryan passed his HIA after a head knock.
The big story is of course Lachlan Coote and Ryan Hall. Hall also suffered a rib problem like his former Leeds teammate Jimmy Keinhorst and could be available for selection this week.
Meanwhile Lachlan Coote will also have the chance to prove his fitness for the derby after a foot injury forced him out of the trip to Toulouse at the last minute.
Hull KR aren’t alone in their squad issues however. Their opponents Hull FC have plenty out injured and many suspended too with Kane Evans, Ligi Sao and Jordan Johnstone all picking up bans following the defeat to Leeds.
However, they will be boosted by the arrival of two signings in Leeds’ Jack Walker, St Helens’ Josh Simm and Warrington’s Ellis Longstaff.