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Super League halfback unlikely to play again for current club

Castleford Tigers have issued a statement on a number of injuries today including one player whose Castleford Tigers career could be over.

But on the other side of things, the Tigers were thrilled to welcome Danny Richardson back to light training in recent weeks as he continues his journey back to full fitness after injuring his medial collateral ligament (MCL) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) last year.

“Danny is doing really well through his rehab. The surgeon said that it was a really serious injury because it was his MCL and ACL, so he had to wait for his MCL to heal before they operated on his ACL,” said the club’s physiotherapist Matty Crowther.

“The surgeon requested for him to have the year so I would say he will be fit around November time and that’s nine months to a year from his operation which is a blow for him but he’s flying through his rehab and we are keen to welcome him back to the squad as soon as he is fit enough”.

Young prop Kieran Hudson is also on the road to recovery from an achilles injury suffered in pre-season.

“It was a nasty one for Kieran, I really feel for him because he had a really good off-season to get to the fitness level that we wanted him to get to. The injury came off the back of the high-intensity work he was doing and an achilles is normally around a nine-month turnaround post-surgery so he’ll be looking at the back end of the season.”

However, Crowther disappointingly confirmed that Callum McLelland has suffered a further setback in his recovery.

“Unfortunately, Cal has hit another stumbling block on his return. We are currently assessing him.”

This likely means he will never play for the club given Andy Last recently confirmed his departure.

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