Wakefield suffer double injury blow

Wakefield could be without two of their new signings for the start of the new Super League season.

Prop Chris Green picked up an ankle injury during Trinity’s warm weather training camp in Alicante last week, while fullback Alex Walker was one of two players helped from the field during their friendly clash with Huddersfield on Wednesday, along with young forward Yusuf Aydin.

And Chester confirmed it looks likely both will miss the round one fixture against Hull KR a week on Friday.

“They’ve (Walker and Aydin) both done ankles,” he said. “I can’t tell you a great deal else apart from they’re both really swollen.

Wakefield head coach Chris Chester could be without two of his new signings for round one. Credit: News Images.

“It’s just part and parcel of the game I suppose, we just need a little bit of luck. It seems to be every single week there’s a guy going down.

“We lost Chris Green while we over in Alicante, on the first day he rolled an ankle and is probably looking at about six weeks out.”

Trinity were missing a host of stars as they hosted the Giants, but Chester is hopeful that the majority will be available in just over a week’s time.

“We’re missing Tinirau Arona, David Fifita, Jacob Miller, Adam Tangata and Chris Green, so once we get some bodies back we’ll be okay. We’ve got Jordy Crowther and George King who I forgot to mention too.

“Tangata did a rib while we were over there (in Alicante) doing some contact training but he’ll be fine next week.

“He’s (Miller) been having a lot of problems with his ankle that he had operated on. It’s always swelling up after sessions.

“He had an injection just before we flew and was told to stay off his feet for 10 days completely. But he’ll be fine for round one, as will Matty Ashurst.

“It’s not ideal but one thing that’s for sure is we’ll only be playing one friendly next year.”

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