If there is one Super League player that has been so unlucky with injuries it is Wakefield Trinity’s Tom Johnstone.
Johnstone has had little luck during his professional career. He’s been struck down with two ACL reconstructions, as well as a more recent string of concussions.
The star winger has shown tremendous resilience however, fighting his way back to fitness after several troubling setbacks.
So when he was taken from the field for Wakefield in their superb win against Warrington Wolves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Saturday afternoon, there was a collective groan from the rugby league fraternity.
And, even more so when the Channel 4 commentators revealed that Johnstone had suffered with concussion and then failed a Head Injury Assessment to come back onto the field.
Of course, everyone’s first thoughts centred around the Wakefield flyer being ok after terrible luck in the past with head injuries.
But, Johnstone himself has allayed any fears by taking to social media giant, Twitter, to express his own views of the incident and the aftermath: “Sundays hit different after a class win. Heads absolutely fine. Thankyou to all those concerned! Contact sport one of them things.”
Sundays hit different after a class win 🤟🏻.
Heads absolutely fine Thankyou to all those concerned!
Contact sport one of them things 🤷🏼♂️..
— Tom Johnstone (@TomJohnstone01) March 20, 2022
Fingers crossed he will see no adverse effects and continue playing tremendously well ahead of the World Cup at the end of the year.