Super League title contenders suffer another massive blow

Hull KR’s season could be in danger of unraveling.

The core of their success has always been their spine but the Robins recently lost star man and Man of Steel contender Jordan Abdull for a lengthy period and then fullback Lachlan Coote followed.

That is already the majority of their spine and now the man replacing Abdull has been struck with a blow of his own as Rowan Milnes has been ruled out for six weeks with a broken hand.

The Robins made the following statement:

“Hull KR can confirm Rowan Milnes will miss the next six weeks after suffering a broken hand in the win over Huddersfield.

“We’re with you, Rowan Milnes.”

This could mean that out going fullback Ethan Ryan will have to star at fullback with Mikey Lewis joined by hooker Jez Litten in the halves in a side dismantled by injury.

Earlier this week, coach Willie Peters said of Jordan Abdull:

“He’ll still be a good five to six weeks. It was a decent tear there so we need to take our time with him.

“He’s feeling good but that’s what happens when you tear your quad, after a week the soreness goes away and you think you’re flying but you’re not.

“He’s got a long way to go, another five to six weeks.

“We didn’t initially think it was that bad because the way he did it, he did it passing and it didn’t look too bad and he sort of said afterwards that it didn’t feel too bad but that he felt a pull.

“When you hear that then usually it’s not too bad but obviously he’s had some issues there in the past and like always the scan tells you what you need to know.

“Initially we knew it would be a decent injury but after he got the scan they said basically that it’s a six week injury.

“He had a major injury last year with his squad but had a really strong pre-season, in our game you never know when your next injury is coming. It’s going to happen.”

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