Hull KR have given a major update on the injury situation at the club.
Shaun Kenny-Dowall suffered a neck injury from a high tackle in the first half of Sunday’s fixture against Wakefield Trinity. The Robin’s captain was responsive, leaving the field and being taken to the hospital for precautionary checks. SKD was discharged from the hospital and is being monitored by Hull KR’s medical staff.
And, head coach Danny McGuire has revealed that Kenny-Dowall has been struggling with his breathing.
“He wanted to try and get fit this week, but he was struggling with his breathing,” McGuire said. “He got a whack on his throat and it is bruised but we are hoping it will have settled down by next week.”
Forward Dean Hadley also left the field of play early on Sunday as his shoulder dislocated ten minutes into the game. Hadley will now undergo further scans and see a consultant later this week.
Albert Vete is still pushing to feature at the weekend after suffering a groin injury, two weeks ago, in the derby defeat. The groin issue was caused by an awkward tackle late in the contest.
Frankie Halton is unavailable for the trip to Warrington on Friday after he suffered a ruptured AC joint. Despite the injury being less severe than initially feared, the Irish international is only likely to miss out until at least early August.
George King and Ryan Hall rejoined first-team training last week and both put in impressive performances against Wakefield on Sunday. They were recovering from a Hamstring Tear and a Rib Cartilage Issue respectively.
Matty Storton is still on the road to recovery after dislocating his toe early in the loss to Toulouse. Storton will look to push for selection again in the coming weeks once the inflammation around the injury has reduced.
The calf issue which ruled Ethan Ryan out of the derby 2 weeks ago, did not prevent the winger from putting in a man-of-the-match performance against Wakefield at Sewell Group Craven Park.
Both Jordan Abdull and Brad Takairangi are now back on the field and recovering well as they continue their rehabilitations with the club from a Quad Tear and a Hamstring Tear.
There’s positive news about Kane Linnet as he returned to first-team training for the first time last week, seven weeks after his bicep reconstruction surgery. The Second-row forward will look to be available for selection in the coming months, as the Super League season draws to a close.
Once he has his cast removed in three week’s time, Dan Okoro can begin the next stage of his rehabilitation. Charlie Cavanaugh meanwhile is now back in full training following the dislocated kneecap he endured in the reserves win over Huddersfield three weeks ago.