Tony Smith confirms two new injuries and gives update on Jake Trueman at Hull FC

Hull FC boss Tony Smith has given a positive update on his injured players which you can read about here.

However, he also confirmed that the likes of Carlos Tuimavave and Jake Trueman are still not fit whilst Connor Wynne and Jamie Shaul have joined their injury list.

“Nothing has changed too much in the last few weeks. Carlos [Tuimavave] is not quite ready for this one and Jake Trueman will still be unavailable for a number of weeks,” Smith said to the club’s website.

“The only update since Christmas is that Connor Wynne has suffered an ankle injury.

“Connor got a twist of the ankle that is going to cause him five to six, maybe seven weeks of recuperation, which is not ideal for both parties. But these things happen when you get into contact in training.

“Jamie Shaul has also picked up a slight calf injury, although he’ll be back in running again next week. We’ve just had to take him out of running this week.”

Meanwhile, signing from Leeds Rhinos Liam Sutcliffe and Samoa World Cup star Ligi Sao won’t feature in their upcoming friendly against Sheffield Eagles:

“We’ll pretty much give a considerable amount of game time to the whole squad this weekend. There’s just two senior players that are fit that I’m not going to play,” he said.

“One of those is Ligi Sao, and he’s not going to play because he played right through to the final game of the World Cup.

“The other is Liam Sutcliffe, who played right through to the Grand Final with Leeds.

“Those two won’t be called upon this weekend but they’ll certainly get some game time against Wakefield.”