Super League star sent to hospital after last night’s game

Injuries are inevitable in sport especially in a sport as brutal as rugby league.

But rugby league is also home to the toughest athletes in the world and we saw that last night.

As Wakefield Trinity came up short against Hull FC, coach Mark Applegarth confirmed some injury blows.

Applegarth said: “Yeah there were a few injury concerns. Samisoni Langi did his ankle and so did Jay Pitts.”

But one player was sent to hospital to have his finger put back after he had attempted to do it himself.

The player was Matty Ashurst in an action that underlines the toughness of rugby league players.

Applegarth said:

“Also Matty Ashurst had a compound fracture in his finger. If you saw when he went down that was why, he was putting it back in. That’s what these players go through that you might not notice.

“That is just top level sport. He has gone to hospital to get it put back properly.”

On Sky Sports he also gave his assessment of the game:

“I think the fans have pushed us every week, I feel like a broken record but it’s frustrating.

“I know we were 6-0 down at half time but we were well in front in terms of the play count and things like that.

“We just talked about composure, keeping our foot on their throat and wearing their middles out and then we’d get joy as the half went on but we did the complete opposite. That’s the frustrating part of it all.”

He explained that it was composure that let them down:

“We’re just lacking a lot of composure at the minute and it’s something that we need to carry on working on, it’s disappointing because I thought this was the game that maybe we’d put them lessons into practice but we’ve come up short again.”

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