Wakefield suffer huge blow

Tom Johnstone is set to miss the rest of the Super League season with a head knock, interim Wakefield head coach Willie Poching has confirmed.

The flying winger has been out multiple times in 2021 with concussion and Poching keen to keep Johnstone safe.

“Tom Johnstone is a big loss as he’s playing really well,” Poching said.

“He’s got another head injury and we’re trying to monitor him, but his health is first and foremost in our concerns.

“We’ve pulled him out for this week and likely for the rest of the season given the short turnaround.”

The Wakefield interim boss has been told by Johnstone himself that it is not as bad as earlier in the season, but Poching is taking no chances.

“His health is of our main concern, h’es had a couple of big incidents.

“He’s moving fine and he’s back out and saying he’s not got any symptoms which is a lot different to what he said earlier in the year when he was in a pretty bad way.

“You know he could have some long term effects and his long term health is our main concern.”

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