Injury update on Ryan Shaw

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Injury update on Ryan Shaw

Hull Kingston Rovers winger Ryan Shaw is facing at least six to eight weeks on the sidelines with a knee injury that could potentially end his 2018 campaign.

The club’s top points-scorer this season suffered the injury in an innocuous tackle during Sunday’s 52-22 victory over Salford Red Devils on Sunday and was sent for scans earlier this week.

Speaking at today’s weekly press conference, head coach Tim Sheens provided an update on the winger’s expected absence.

“There’s a bit more damage to it than we initially thought and the scans were suggesting a lateral ligament injury with a six to eight-week timeframe for recovery.

“However, we’ve since consulted with a specialist and he’s suggested that Ryan could potentially require surgery. There’s a chance he might be able to just rehab the injury in which case we’ll have him back during the Eights, but if he does have to go in for surgery then that’ll be the end of his season.

“Either way, it’s really disappointing for Ryan. He had a long spell out with his ACL before I arrived at the club, but since I’ve been here he’s been virtually an ever present, only not playing when I’ve decided to give him a rest. He’s handled the frustration of being injured before but it’s a blow for him and us nonetheless.

“I’ll sit down with the club’s medical staff and with Ryan over the next couple of days and we’ll make a decision on which route we’re going to go down.”

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