Hull KR suffer big blow to Brad Takairangi as surgery and long-term recovery confirmed for Jordan Abdull and Kane Linnett

Hull KR have revealed the latest injury problems that have beset a number of their squad players.

Dean Hadley suffered a ‘crusher’ style neck injury in the first 15 minutes of Sunday’s clash with Castleford Tigers and did not return for the second-half. However, the injury is not serious and Hadley will be monitored by the club’s medical staff throughout the week.

Will Dagger pulled up late last week with a knee complaint but will be pushing to partner Rowan Milnes in the halves this Saturday against Catalans Dragons. Elliot Minchella will be available this week after overcoming an ankle sprain suffered in the Robins’ cup loss to Huddersfield.

The Robins have another boost for Saturday with Frankie Halton nearing full fitness following his ankle sprain suffered in the Hull Derby. The clinical back-rower is now back in team training and will be vying for a place in Tony Smith’s side this weekend.

This Saturday, Jordan Abdull will undergo surgery to repair his torn quad and will begin his rehabilitation shortly after. Also, Kane Linnett is set to have surgery on his ruptured bicep next week.

While he will likely miss the clash against the Dragons, Sam Wood is recovering well from the dislocated patella (knee cap) he sustained in the loss to Leeds and will be available for selection in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile,  Brad Takairangi suffered a torn hamstring while chasing down Jake Mamo. The Cook Island International will undergo scans today to determine the severity of the tear and if it requires surgery.

There were two injuries to on-loan Robins last week with Dan Okoro breaking his wrist in Hunslet’s 28-16 loss to Swindon. Okoro will not require surgery but will be in a cast for the next month. Phoenix Laulu-Togaga’e suffered damage to his AC shoulder joint in Rochdale’s 40-16 defeat to Keighley and will miss the next 2-4 weeks

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