Leeds Rhinos release statement on injured trio

Leeds Rhinos lost Bodene Thompson to a rib injury, Cameron Smith to a thumb problem and Harry Newman to a hamstring injury, his third of the season.

Leeds fans were concerned about the trio but Leeds have released an official update on them with some encouraging news for two players.

The two are Thompson and Smith who have both been discharged from hospital after making the trip to a hospital on Wakefield via an ambulance yesterday.

However Harry Newman is set for scans this week which will reveal the severity of his latest hamstring problem.

The full statement read: “Both players attended A&E and were discharged safely last night. Cameron Smith had a hand injury that required suturing but scans revealed he has not suffered a fracture. Bodene Thompson suffered a rib injury and was taken to hospital due to the pain he was suffering however he was discharged with no further complications.

“Harry Newman will have scans in the following days to ascertain the extent of his injury with an update likely later next week.”

So it sounds like Thompson could play next week pain permitting whilst Smith should be okay moving forward.

However it’s another damning blow for Newman who could miss the rest of the season depending on the grade of hamstring injury suffered.

On the more positive side, if it’s a low grade he could only miss a matter of weeks.

Thus the next seven days will be crucial to him, Leeds and Shaun Wane who would’ve surely included Newman in his England squad based on his recent form with tries against Wigan and Salford as well as plenty of other seismic involvements down the Rhinos right.

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