Doncaster Knights: Injury update ahead of Richmond clash

Doncaster Knights second-rower Tom Hicks is on the comeback trail.

Wednesday, 23rd January 2019, 10:44 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd January 2019, 10:48 am
Matt Challinor

Hicks hasn’t played since suffering delayed concussion in the opening weeks of the season.

After failing to get the all-clear on several occasions following head injury assessments (HIA) the former Rotherham forward has now got the go-ahead to play again.

“It’s good news for both Tom and the club,” said head coach Glen Kenworthy.

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“He’s embarking on a mini pre-season to get his fitness levels back up and he could be available for either the Ealing or Nottingham game.”

More good news for Knights is that second-rower Matt Challinor, who has missed the last two games after picking up a back injury at home, is fit again and will come into contention for Saturday’s game.

Fellow second-rower Morgan Eames is also making good progress from the neck injury which has sidelined him in recent weeks and is expected to be back playing by the middle of next month,

Tongan fly-half Kurt Morath is available again after missing the last couple of games with a head injury, as is strong-running wing Curtis Wilson and No 8 Rory Pitman.

Wing/full-back Steve McColl is also fit again after going over on his ankle in the win over Coventry.

“Steve will come into contention for Saturday,” said Kenworthy.

“He played really well at Coventry and would have started last week had he been fit.”

Fears that back-rower Ollie Stedman, who scored two tries in the win at Hartpury prior to limping off, could miss this weekend’s game have been allayed and he has trained this week.

“We are going to have a bit of a selection headache when we sit down to pick the team,” said Kenworthy.