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Tony Smith reveals injury cost of defeat including gruesome ‘degloving’ injury

Hull FC travelled last night to face Huddersfield Giants in a game that was crucial for both sides, a win for FC would have seen them overtake Leeds Rhinos and close in on the playoffs whilst for Huddersfield a loss would have likely ended their playoff ambitions.

It was the home side Giants who won though in a match that was incredibly nervy, both teams clearly aware of the match’s significance, and it almost went to the wire.

The sides headed into the break tied at 12 points a piece and that remained the score until the 70th minute when Chris McQueen burst through after a delicate pass from none other than Chris Hill.

An Olly Russell one-pointer tied the game up but it certainly wasn’t a vintage performance from either side and it came at a cost for both teams.

The Giants opening try scorer Jermaine McGillvary left the field with a hamstring issue, whilst the visitors saw both Cam Scott and Liam Sutcliffe depart.

Tony Smith provided an update on the pair in the post-match presser, with Jon Wells on commentary having already suggested Sutcliffe had been ‘degloved’ on his finger.

“Cam is going to be okay. He’s cramped up and we gave him all the remedies, the pickle juice and everything that usually gets him right again, but he kept cramping up again.

“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.

“Liam’s was a little bit more serious he’s had a compound fracture I think it was his right hand and it’s that finger whatever that one’s called (gesturing to his hand) .

“He’s looked down and the bones was out so he come off. The good news about it is he’ll go to hospital get it sorted, we don’t think it’s too far from being back into place. It’s been strapped up. The doc did a good job.

“Nasty looking and they can be nasty. They can also, doctor tells me, sometimes you can be right next week. So we’ll see. Fingers crossed, pardon the pun. Bad isn’t it? Bad. That’s bad.”

The fact Smith could make light of the situation suggests it could be a case of the latter with Sutcliffe possibly able to return next week, but nevertheless it’s still a gruesome injury as co-commentator Barrie McDermott was made aware during the match with one fan tweeting him a summary of what ‘degloving’ means.

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