Hodgson injury blow for Robins
The Robins have been dealt a blow with the news that David Hodgson could be out for up to three months.
The winger limped off with a knee injury late on against Leeds last Sunday and Head Coach Craig Sandercock says that the loss of Hodgson is hugely disappointing for everyone concerned.
“Dave has a high grade two MCL (medial collateral ligament) injury which basically means he faces 12 weeks on the sidelines” he said. “That’s obviously very disappointing both for him, and the team.
“We felt that Dave was really on his game and some of his reads in defence last weekend were outstanding. He’s massively disappointed, as we all are, and he will be a big loss for us.”
The Robins will also be without the services of Mick Weyman at Huddersfield this weekend after he picked up a two-match ban for dangerous contact on Jamie Peacock in the defeat against Leeds.
“For me, it was very, very minor,” Sandercock said. “But technically Mick was guilty and that’s why we pleaded that way because if you go down the road of fighting it there’s a chance of picking up an extra week. As I say, it was very minor and I just hope that the match review panel is very consistent this season as it’s cost Mick two weeks.”
There is also a question mark over the fitness of Graeme Horne with the backrower having picked up an adductor problem last weekend.
Sandercock added: “Graeme is probably touch and go and we’ll assess him later in the week.”