Leeds Rhinos star’s season could be over

Like many clubs, Leeds have had a difficult year in terms of injuries using a total 30 players throughout the campaign.

The likes of Tom Holroyd and Harry Newman have only just returned from long term injuries whilst Jack Walker has yet to play a minute of rugby in 2021. But their injury problems have just got that bit worse.

Today Head Coach Richard Agar confirmed star prop forward Mikolaj Oledzki could be out for up to 12 weeks after sustaining a toe injury in the defeat to Warrington.

Speaking to the Rhinos’ YouTube channel today Agar said: “We’ve had an initial look at it and the early diagnosis before he went for his MRIs was that it’ll be a 10-12 week injury and could rule Mik out for the season. Further scans have possibly shown a little bit less damage than we initially thought so there is a possibility that it could be a 6-8 week injury. So, we’ve still got a few more checks on that.”

The Leeds boss also gave an update on Alex Mellor confirming the second-rower’s MCL injury but also that there was no ACL damage following the incident in the victory against Hull FC: “He’s ruptured his MCL but has been cleared of ACL damage which is good news. It shortens the time of his rehabilitation. His MCL could need surgery we’re waiting on a final second opinion to see whether we let it heal naturally or put him under the knife but we’ll probably lose Alex for the season at this moment in time. There’s a little bit of hope if we go all the way, there’s a chance Alex could be back for the latter stages of the play-offs.”

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