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Rohan Smith reveals investigation into Harry Newman injury problem

It’s fair to say that Harry Newman is one of the most exciting young players in Super League history.

The 22-year-old has everything a head coach would want in a player – pace, strength and skill in abundance.

Unfortunately, Newman has also had a tough time with injuries in the past few years, missing large chunks of recent seasons with hamstring issues.

And, 2022 has been no different with the centre ruled out for the early part of the year and has also missed the last few weeks due to that recurring problem with a Grand Final appearance against St Helens next weekend now out of the question.

Leeds boss Rohan Smith has now revealed that there will be an investigation into why Newman keeps suffering from these injuries.

“Harry has had a tough season, he has had several injuries of similar nature,” Smith said.

“It’s certainly a setback for Harry but it gives him a real opportunity to understand the causation of these injuries and do a great rehab, but dig deeper.

“Some injuries can be mended and we can move on but the recurring nature of the injuries means we need to look into this deeper.

“He will have a full pre-season whether that means he will start the season isn’t clear. Fine-tuned athletes do not need to flog themselves in pre-season to have full fitness during the season.”

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