Hull star Connor out for season with hamstring tear

Hull FC utility back Jake Connor is likely to miss the rest of 2018 after tearing his hamstring against St Helens last Friday.

It has been a superb season for Connor as he gained his first England cap against New Zealand in Denver but he’s doubtful to play any further part for the Black and Whites this year.

This news compounds Hull’s current injury woes, which were added to against Saints with Albert Kelly, Mickey Paea and Chris Green also picking up knocks.

Kelly is ruled out of Sunday’s game against Wakefield due to concussion while it’s a race against time for Paea and Green.

Talking to the Hull FC website, head coach Lee Radford said: “I’ve said it all season, I’ve never known anything like it,”

“We’ve got 12 or 13 players missing this week, it’s one of those seasons but we’ll keep battling on and keep fighting until there are no more fights left.

“It’s up to the boys that are selected to keep putting their best foot forward but when we’re playing 13- 30 against 1 -17 then the quality can shine through.

“It is disappointing for Jake, he has been excellent this season but that is the way our season has gone so far.

“Hopefully we can get a few bodies back on the field over the next few weeks.”