Hull KR confirm staggering amount of players unavailable

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Dean Hadley Hull KR Credit: PA Images
Dean Hadley Hull KR Credit: PA Images

Hull KR have have confirmed that 29 players are unavailable through injury, ban or international representation, forcing them to cancel their reserves’ derby this Friday.

The derby fixture scheduled for Craven Park has been cancelled due to player welfare concerns from the club. 

The club’s first team face Hull FC in their Super League derby this Saturday at the MKM Stadium in the final round of the regular season.

Hull KR injuries

Interim boss Danny McGuire has had one of the most difficult tasks in Super League this campaign due to the amount of injuries his side have sustained.

Mikey Lewis and Lachlan Coote will miss the final game of the regular season due to concussion protocols.

Influential half-back Jordan Abdull suffered a season-ending injury just months into the season. The 26-year-old suffered a quad injury in May during the club’s defeat to Huddersfield in the Challenge Cup. 

Brad Takairangi suffered a torn hamstring in the same month against Castleford. Luis Johnson underwent surgery in June for a ruptured pectoral. He missed the first three months of the 2022 season due to a foot injury.

Will Dagger is now in a protective boot having suffered a season-ending injury away to Wigan earlier in August. Captain Shaun Kenny-Dowall suffered a long-term injury during the defeat to Leeds in the same month. 

Jez Litten’s season is over having received a two-match suspension for a Grade C dangerous throw following their 18-6 defeat to Wakefield.

Korbin Sims has been forced to retire one game early after picking up a three-match ban. The 30-year-old forward had planned to make the Hull derby his final game to conclude his 10-year professional career.

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