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Super League Injury News: Leeds Rhinos star confirmed out and Hull FC man suffers gruesome injury

After the Challenge Cup semi-final drama last week it was back to Super League and the drama continued with a feisty St Helens and Leeds Rhinos clash, a blowout for Wigan Warriors at the Battle of the Borough and then a performance that resulted in a head coaching dismissal as Wakefield Trinity hammered Warrington Wolves.

Among all of those games and the brilliant drama there was sadly some injuries and knocks, with some bigger than others but here’s the run through starting with Thursday night.

Huddersfield Giants hosted Hull FC and despite opening the scoring to go to 249 career tries Jermaine McGillvary limped off in the first half with what was later described by Ian Watson as a hamstring injury.

“Jermaine looks like he’s done his hamstring which isn’t great,” Watson explained.

“Now, Jez is normally pretty good because of his experience at being able to catch it. If he feels something, he catches it. We’re not sure where that is this time, so we’re unsure.”

Another key senior player that picked up a knock was Luke Yates with Watson explaining to the media that it wasn’t a head knock as initially feared.

“Luke Yates, his ankle just looks pretty swollen. At one point, there was a head knock straight away because of the collision, so doctors have gone running out there, but actually when they got there, it was his ankle that’s just massively blown up.”

On the other side for Tony Smith’s men they returned to Humberside with two casualties.

Liam Sutcliffe ‘degloved his finger, which Smith explained: “Liam’s was a little bit more serious he’s had a compound fracture… He’s looked down and the bones was out so he come off… They can be nasty. They can also, doctor tells me, sometimes you can be right next week.

Another who left the field and didn’t return was Cam Scott who Smith explained had suffered really bad cramps.

“He got to the point where he just couldn’t run so you know it wasn’t lay down and we’ll stretch you out and you’ll get back to it. It was quite severe so we’ll look into that.”

Friday night brought two more games with St Helens and Leeds Rhinos facing off and despite the intense nature of the game there was only the one reported injury, that being David Fusitu’a’s failed HIA, which will cause him to miss the next fixture against Leigh Leopards.

Rohan Smith told the press post match: “Yeah he was fine, he didn’t pass the protocol but shortly after he was fine and he’s feeling fine in there. His health is number one and we’ll go through the process there.”

Over in Hull it was the Robins against the Tigers and whilst Andy Last had nothing to report, Willie Peters spoke on two precautionary substitutions.

Speaking to KRTV, Peters explained: “Yeah, well, Minnie (Elliot Minchella) is carrying that neck so he’s still struggling with that so I wanted to get him off and then Tom (Opacic) just before half-time was pretty similar to Ryan Hall.

“Obviously he (Opacic) was not as bad because we didn’t have to pull him out but he’s got a hip pointer and he’s been hit there. So that was started to hurt him and cause a bit of grief, so that’s why we got him off.”

Saturday brought about the Battle of the Borough with Leigh travelling to the DW Stadium to face Wigan Warriors and there were no confirmed injuries to report other than Leigh’s bruised ego and Adrian Lam confirming a few knocks but nothing major.

The later game saw Catalans host Salford and the players could be forgiven for getting heat stroke in the hot and humid Perpignan but officially no knocks were reported.

The major casualty on Sunday was Daryl Powell but as for the on pitch stuff was another case of bruised egos, with nothing reported as yet.

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