Prop Nick Scruton has today undergone surgery to reconstruct the ligaments in his thumb, ruling him out for the remainder of 2014.
The timing of the surgery means the 29-year old will be able to take a full part in pre-season ahead of the 2015 campaign and becomes the second player to go under the knife in the last fortnight following Matt Ryan’s shoulder reconstruction.
Just as with Ryan, Scruton has played on with the injury during the year but with Webster looking ahead to 2015, the decision was taken for the surgery to take place before the end of the year to allow the prop to be fit for the gruelling pre-season schedule.
James Webster hopes to be able to call upon Scott Anderson for Friday’s game against St. Helens as he aims to return from a calf injury. Dean Collis, Pita Godinet and Daniel Smith are all back in training after their respective knee injuries.
We’ll bring you interviews with both Scruton and Ryan later in the week as they reflect on their season and look ahead to 2015.
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