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Leeds Rhinos head coach Richard Agar has issued an injury update ahead of Super League return. The first game back is against Huddersfield Giants on Sunday, August 2.
Jack Walker underwent surgery after suffering a foot injury in Rhinos’ 36-0 win over Warrington Wolves on February 28.
“He is back running again,” Agar said of Walker. “He has had the pin out of his foot, but we probably expect him to be a month after we get back.”
That could mean half-back Richie Myler, who replaced Walker against Warrington and started in Leeds’ win over Toronto Wolfpack the next week, continues at full-back.
Hooker Kruise Leeming, signed from Huddersfield in the off-season, could make his Rhinos debut against his former club. He has not played since suffering knee damage in training just before last Christmas, but Agar confirmed: “He is close to being good to go.
“Obviously he is going to be down on match fitness and stuff like that so we will assess him when we get back to see how close he is and what we need to do with him, but he will be very, very close to playing.”
Utility-player Liam Sutcliffe has had surgery on a knee and Agar said: “He has had a bit of a setback. I need to check on that, but he’s not going to be too far away.”
The boss also confirmed skipper Stevie Ward, who has been sidelined since the opening week of the season because of a head injury and prop Dom Crosby (knee) both remain on the injury list and described their absense as “indefinite”.
Revised Super League fixtures are set to be issued the following week.
Source- Yorkshire Evening Post