If there is one player that is unlucky in the world of rugby league then it is Jack Walker.
Once hailed as the most exciting youngster in Super League – playing in a Grand Final at just 17 – Walker has been struck greatly by injury over the past few years.
A number of seasons have been blighted by horrific injury, but the fullback was given a chance by Hull FC to show what he could do in the latter half of the 2022 season in what has been a struggling Black and Whites side.
After stringing a number of impressive performances together for ex-head coach at the MKM Stadium, Brett Hodgson, Walker was left devastated when he heard a crack in his foot towards the back end of Hull’s drubbing by the Wigan Warriors.
Walker returned to Headingley following that loan spell but his future is up in the air despite one more year on his contract at Leeds with an option there for Hull to extend.
Leeds boss Rohan Smith, however, was coy when asked about his future and revealed that Walker was currently focusing on his injury and his brilliant off-field news.
“Jack is recovering from his syndesmosis operation from playing at Hull,” Smith said.
“He has had a new baby so he has been in recovery and on dad leave for the last week or two so I’m not sure where things are at there.”
Walker is still only 23 years of age but has played almost 100 times for the Rhinos since debuting back in 2017.
His debut year was incredible, rising through to the first-team before appearing in the Grand Final, not looking out of place on the big stage at Old Trafford.
Let’s hope he can make his way back onto the field and be a force to be reckoned with once more in the top flight.