Hull KR's Dave Hodgson out for up to six weeks as Robins face growing injury list
HULL KR winger Dave Hodgson could be missing for up to six weeks after partially tearing his pectoral muscle.
It is the latest injury blow for the Robins, who have a string of first-team players on the sidelines already this season.
Prop Ryan O’Hara, stand-off Blake Green and captain Ben Galea were all pre-season casualties.
Scrum-half Michael Dobson and now winger Hodgson have been added to those in the treatment room.
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And with hookers Lincoln Withers and Josh Hodgson both facing a race to be fit for Sunday’s trip to Warrington, coach Craig Sandercock may have to dip deeper into his reserves, and could give Hull-born Sam Latus a chance to impress.
“Dave partially tore his pectoral muscle scoring his try,” Sandercock told the Mail.
“He’ll be out for between four to six weeks.
“He did well to play the remainder of the game with the injury. Believe me, it’s not a pleasant injury to have.
“To his credit he didn’t complain to me at half-time when I said I thought he could defend a bit better.
“But that shows the spirit we have in this squad where the players all support each other as and when they can.”
Withers (abductor) and Josh Hodgson (ankle) both came off injured in the 36-36 draw with St Helens and are both rated 50/50 to face last season’s Minor Premiers.
If one or both fail to recover from their knocks, Keal Carlile could be in line to make his Rovers debut.
“Josh rolled his ankle and has not trained this week but if he does miss this week, he’ll be okay for the Widnes game,” added Sandercock.
“Lincoln has a grade one strain of his abductor and we’ll assess the injury at the end of the week. It’s touch and go for this weekend, but if he is needed Keal has done okay and he knows what he has to do.”