Hull KR’s Mikey Lewis reflects on difficult 2022 campaign after year cut short by concussion

If a player summed up the difficulties suffered by Hull KR this year it might just be Mikey Lewis.

Lewis burst onto the scene in 2021 with a magnificent season shining with terrific creativity and solo tries which played a big part in the success Hull KR achieved as they reached the semi-finals.

Like Lewis, 2021 showed the potential of a young Hull KR side but both Lewis’ and Hull KR’s potential hasn’t been given the chance to develop in 2022 due to injuries.

The Robins have suffered plenty of injuries throughout the season many to the in and out Lewis making for a year that has been full of some top performances but also plenty of times when the Robins have been without key men such as Lewis who even had to start at fullback on Thursday night with injuries again mounting up.

That game was the last of Lewis’ season as he suffered a head knock and a nasty concussion which, as with teammate Lachlan Coote, ended his season.

However, Lewis is optimistic about the future and ready to tackle 2023 with many still tipping the England Knights international to one day make the first team.

He spoke about learning lessons from the campaign as he looked ahead to next year: “Sadly I won’t play again this season after last night’s head knock. It’s been a year of ups and downs in a stop-start season but I’ve learned a lot from those experiences and I’ll be better for it.

“Can’t wait to get back out there with the team, let’s go 23”

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