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Hull KR suffer major injury blow to key man

Hull KR centre Oliver Gildart injured for six weeks

Hull KR are riding high in the Super League table. The Robins have registered back-to-back wins over Wigan Warriors and St Helens. They come into this weekend’s game with Warrington Wolves confident of registering a third significant win.

KR are currently one of six sides level at the top of the Super League table, on 14 points. The Robins over the Saints by star man, Mikey Lewis, with the England international in red hot form.

However, the side from East Hull lost another key man, and a fellow England International, in the warm up to the Saints game. It has now been confirmed that the star player faces a prolonged spell on the sidelines.

Hull KR centre ruled out with knee injury

Oliver Gildart joined Hull KR in the off-season. Having started his career with Wigan, he had a short stint in the NRL, with the Wests Tigers and Sydney Roosters. He returned to Super League last season, ending the season with Leigh Leopards, before taking up a contract in East Hull.

Now, a short statement on the Hull KR website has confirmed that Gildart faces a prolonged spell on the sidelines. This is thanks to the injury picked up in the warmup against Saints. The statement reads:

“Hull KR can confirm Oliver Gildart sustained a knee injury during the warmup in last week’s win over St. Helens.

“The centre will require surgery and will miss approximately the next six weeks.

“Everyone wishes Oliver a speedy recovery.”

Gildart to miss key Warrington clash

Speaking earlier in the week, Hull KR coach, Willie Peters, confirmed that Gildart will miss the game against Warrington. However, there is better news regarding two other KR players who picked up knocks against Saints. James Batchelor and Elliot Minchella have both been named in the 21-man squad for the crucial clash.

Peters said: “[Batchelor is] okay, he got poked in the eye and had blurred vision. It’s settling down.

“Yeah, same with Mini (Minchella), we need to wait until pretty much tomorrow and make a decision on that, and then we’ll work out who will go over and play Warrington.

“We’ve named him in the squad at the moment but we need to probably look at another 24 hours before we make a final decision.”

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