Revealed: When one of 2023’s biggest Super League signings could finally debut

Speaking on Hull FC’s website yesterday, Tony Smith revealed when star signing Jake Trueman could finally make his debut for the club after injury.

Smith said: “The earliest he could be available would be the Wigan fixture at the start of May; he’s looking sharp and can’t wait to contribute on the field, but you don’t rush those sorts of injuries.”

“Tex is running well, he has an outside chance to feature against Huddersfield next week.

“We’ll have Davy Litten available to us too though so we will assess things and see what happens between now and then.”

Trueman signed from the Castleford Tigers but an injury ended his time at the Jungle prematurely and also delayed his Hull FC debut.

Smith also gave updates on the three players who picked up injuries against Hull KR:

“Jamie (Shaul) has injured his calf and will be sidelined for two to three weeks.

“Jake (Clifford) has popped a ligament on top of his ankle we think at this stage. It’s not a necessary ligament, so the ankle can still operate without it.

“He’s doing well, but we’re just waiting for swelling to go down before we send him for scans and an X-ray.

“The best case scenario if it’s not too serious would be to play next week against Huddersfield, so we’ve got our fingers crossed for him.”

“Mitch Vulikijapani doesn’t have an ACL in his knee, and it looks like he has aggravated some cartilage there so he wouldn’t have been available this week.”

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