Doncaster RLFC: Tonks suffers leg fracture as injury curse strikes again

Mason Tonks
Mason Tonks

The Dons’ early season injury curse has struck again after it was confirmed that Mason Tonks fractured his leg in Sunday’s win over Barrow Raiders.

The in-form second rower is now expected to be out for 8-10 weeks.

Head coach Gary Thornton said: “It’s a massive disappointment to lose Mason after he has been playing so well week in week out.

“He has worked incredibly hard in pre-season to get back playing following major knee surgery at the end of last season, so to get another long term injury is a massive setback for the lad.

“He has been in great form and a huge part of our strategy going forward. His partnership with Jason Tali on the left was showing some promising signs of being a potent threat for our attack.

“I hope he has a speedy recovery and comes back even stronger. He’s done it before so hopefully he can do it again.”