Loose forward Sid Adebiyi is not expected to return to competitive action for at least three months after he ruptured his Achilles. 

The Nigerian international has been working closely with the Broncos’ team of physios to formulate a realistic recovery plan after he picked up the significant knock earlier this year. 

Joining Adebiyi on the side-lines this weekend ahead of our Betfred Championship visit to face Sheffield Eagles is Olsi Krasniqi who has been ruled out with a blow to his head. 

Returning to the squad, however, is French international Rhys Curran. The experienced second-row has recovered from a fracture to his face and features in Danny Ward’s 21-man squad for Saturday’s game. 

Ward is also pleased with the strides James Meadows (concussion), Jarrod Sammut (infection), Ed Chamberlain (shoulder dislocation), Cory Aston and Chris Hankinson (both hamstring) have made this week with all players passing fitness tests.  

The Broncos’ Head Coach was however sympathetic to Adebiyi’s situation and vowed to do everything possible to facilitate a quick but safe return to the training ground. 

Ward said: “It’s awful. Any professional sportsperson will tell you being injured is the worst part of the job. Sadly, it is a natural product of what we do. 

“It’s heart breaking for Sid, particularly after his setback last year. He is at the training ground working on his rehab every day. He is a big part of the group and we’ve got to do our best to keep his spirits up. It is a long road, but we’ll get there. 

“I am pleased to have Rhys (Curran) back in the squad, though. We’re pleased with his recovery and will ease him back accordingly.”