Jack Broadbent could return to action sooner than expected, the Yorkshire Evening Post has reported.
The Leeds utility back had been set to miss the rest of the season with ankle ligament damage, but the initial 12-week diagnosis looks to be shortened after a more positive MRI scan.
“It is not as bad as the MRI showed, which is positive news,” Broadbent said.
“It could be four weeks off that, so we are maybe looking at eight weeks [from the date of the injury], depending on how it develops and gets better.”
Broadbent recalls the incident vividly.
“It is my left ankle, I’ve damaged quite a few ligaments.
“I got my foot trapped under Tom Lineham.
“I got back up and running, but they scored in the next set.
“When I was waiting for the [conversion] kick, the adrenaline was flowing and I said I’d run it off, but when that began to wear off, it was too painful and I had to go off.”
Leeds face Hull FC tomorrow night, hoping for a win that would see the Rhinos leap into a play-off spot for the first time in 2021.