Leeds Rhinos boss Rohan Smith confirms Kruise Leeming has suffered potentially season-ending injury

Leeds Rhinos have been doing it tough with injuries in 2022 so far.

A number of high profile stars have been sidelined for a number of weeks and months and another added to that is Kruise Leeming who could be out until the end of the season with a foot fracture.

“Kruise has actually undergone through further tests and consultations and he has a stress fracture in his foot and will be out a significant period of time with six to 12 weeks,” Smith said.

“It was always a possibility based on the signs on his foot, but at this stage there is no absolute time line there, he’s only two weeks into his recovery.”

That being said, Smith has confirmed that both Liam Sutcliffe and Zak Hardaker will play a part this week, but Aidan Sezer and Blake Austin face another week off to get their niggles right.

The Rhinos are set to face the biggest marker of where they are under new head coach Rohan Smith when they face Wigan Warriors this Thursday night.

Leeds go into this one on the back of a disappointing 20-6 loss to Toulouse Olympique in the blazing heat in the south of France.

Wigan, meanwhile, could not be more confident following a 60-0 hammering of Hull FC last Friday night.

21-man squads

Leeds Rhinos

2. David Fusitu’a
3 Harry Newman
4. Liam Sutcliffe
5. Ash Handley
8. Mikolaj Oledzki
11. James Bentley
12. Rhyse Martin
14. Brad Dwyer
16. Richie Myler
17. Cameron Smith
19 Bodene Thompson
21. Morgan Gannon
24. Jarrod O’Connor
25. James Donaldson
26. Corey Johnson
27 Muizz Mustapha
29 Liam Tindall
32. Jack Sinfield
33. Zak Hardaker
34. Yusuf Aydin

Wigan Warriors

1. Bevan French
2. Jake Bibby
5. Liam Marshall
6. Cade Cust
9. Sam Powell
10. Patrick Mago
11. Willie Isa
12. Liam Farrell
14. Morgan Smithies
15. Kaide Ellis
16. Harry Smith
17. Oliver Partington
19. Ethan Havard
20. Liam Byrne
21. Kai Pearce-Paul
22. Joe Shorrocks
23. Jai Field
24. Abbas Miski
25. Sam Halsall
28. Brad O’Neill
36 Mike Cooper

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