Matt Davis sustained an injury to his right knee in training last week, and subsequent scans confirmed a rupture of his ACL. Matt will undergo surgery next week to repair the ligament. Unfortunately, Matt will now miss the remainder of the season.
Ben Pointer was injured playing on loan for London Skolars ten days ago in the match against Newcastle Thunder, however X-rays and scans have since ruled out a fracture or significant ligament injury. It is hoped Ben will return to training in 2-4 weeks.
William Barthau suffered an injury to his left ankle in training yesterday morning. We are currently awaiting the results of a scan, but it is likely William will be out of action for several weeks.
In better news, Joe Keyes has returned to on-field running, following surgery to his right ankle to correct a syndesmosis injury picked up in training in late March, and Jamie Thackray has been back to full training for the last week, after tearing his rotator cuff earlier in the season. Thackray will play for London Skolars on dual registration this Saturday.
Head coach, Andrew Henderson, said “obviously it’s disappointing for both us and the boys to have lost them for any period of time, as both players have played a big part so far, but that’s part and parcel of the sport.
“Every team will face some adversity with injuries at some point during a season, and for us it’s now. But thankfully we have a couple of players on the return and a strong squad to help deal with this.
“I have always said to the boys everyone will play their part this year – some more than others – in achieving our goals. It will be a whole squad effort.
“All our injured players will receive the best support and rehabilitation they can from our medical and S&C teams, and we look forward to getting them back on the field when they’re ready.”