Brett Hodgson has provided an injury update on members of the Black & Whites squad following the opening two rounds of the Betfred Super League campaign.
Having confirmed his 21-man squad for Saturday’s Betfred Challenge Cup clash against Featherstone Rovers, Hodgson confirmed that half-back Josh Reynolds is set to be out of action for several weeks with a hamstring strain picked up in last weekend’s victory over Salford.
“Josh is a little but worse than we first thought, and he’ll be out of action for between four to six weeks with a hamstring strain.
“We’ll make sure that he is getting the best treatment possible to get him back playing as soon as we can.
“It’s a blow, but Ben McNamara comes into the team to take his opportunity. We’re excited to see what he has to offer after a strong pre-season. As a group, we are confident he can fill that void.”
Meanwhile on Ligi Sao, who also withdrew from Sunday’s win. he added: “We’re still waiting on scan result for Ligi. He had a scan on Thursday afternoon.
“His knock seems to have settled down quite well. While he won’t play this week, we’re hopeful he will be available for the Warrington game next week.”
Hodgson also confirmed that Marc Sneyd will be available to play having left the field with a dead leg during the game, adding: “Sneyd will be alright to go this weekend at this stage.”
Jack Brown and Josh Bowden also come into the squad having recovered from a minor ankle injury and a head knock respectively.
Jamie Shaul (ACL) and Masi Matongo (Knee) both remain unavailable as they continue their recovery from long-term injury.