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Wakefield hit with fresh injury blow

25 Jun 21, 10:47AM 0 Comments

Written by john Davidson

Wakefield face a nervous wait after Tom Johnstone and Jordan Crowther were injured in the club’s 14-6 win over Wigan.

Both Crowther and Johnstone were forced from the field on Thursday night with leg complaints.

Both will undergo scans in the next few days to determine the seriousness of the injuries.

Trinity coach Chris Chester believes Crowther may have damaged his medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his knee joint.

“We’ll get both those guys scanned,” Chester said.

“Jordy seems to think he did it in the first five minutes, it looks like an MCL. It felt a little bit lax.

“With Tom it doesn’t feel like there’s any structural damage, but he’s getting some kind of pinching at the side of his knee.

“We’ve fairly hopeful with Tom that it’s nothing quite serious.

“You’ve got to feel for the kid, it’s his 100th game tonight and he’s left the field injured. He just needs a little bit of luck and I’m sure that luck will come over the next few weeks.”

Chester praised his team’s strong defence after they handed the Warriors their third Super League loss in a row.

“The resilience there on the try-line and just effort from the boys to keep Wigan out was really, really special, it was really impressive,” he said.

“We had to do it again a tough way, we lost a couple of players tonight to injury.

“On top of that it’s been a really difficult week in regards to the team selection. Wigan were in the same boat.

“My guys defended really well tonight and we deserved the two points.”

Both teams were without a host of stars due to representative duties, with the England vs Combined Nations All Stars game, as well as injuries and suspensions.

Trinity were missing both Joe Westerman and Reece Lyne with England, while Liam Kay and Kelepi Tanginoa were called up by the All Stars.

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