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Rob Lui has ruled out for up to 12 weeks, while Jack Walker is likely to be out for the entire season; watch Wakefield Trinity vs. Leeds Rhinos at Sky Sports Arena and the Main Event on March 27; cover from 2:30 p.m., kick-off at 3:00 p.m.

Last updated: 02/03/21 19:23 pm

Rob Lui will miss the start of the new Super League season

Leeds Rhinos were hit with a double whammy ahead of Betfred’s new Super League season after Rob Lui and Jack Walker were injured.

Fullback Lui tore a quad in training, which will rule him out for eight to 12 weeks, while fullback Walker is set to miss the entire 2021 season.

He suffered his injury two weeks ago and subsequent scans have confirmed he will miss the start of the new campaign, when the Rhinos face Wakefield Trinity at Emerald Headingley on Saturday March 27 – live on Sky Sports.

Meanwhile, Walker, 21, had surgery last season for a foot injury, but his latest scans have revealed he could be on the sidelines for around six months.

Leeds Rhinos rugby manager Kevin Sinfield said: “We are disappointed for Rob and Jack as both players have been keen to make a good impression this season.

“Rob is progressing well with his rehabilitation and will be back within three months.

“This is desperately sad news for Jack. He worked hard to get back into the game last season, but the initial correction to his foot has now failed and, with Jack, we are talking to the experts to find the best solution to the game. future to solve the problem.

Leeds Rhino duo Rob Lui and Jack Walker suffer injuries ahead of new Super League season |  Rugby League News

Jack Walker set to miss entire 2021 campaign with injury

“Although he has been on the first team since 2017, Jack is still young and our medical staff will be working with him over the next few months to help him make a full recovery.

“We had some positive news last week with Harry Newman running for the first time after his double leg break and he’s looking to come back stronger than ever.

“Unfortunately, injuries are part of our game, but we’ll make sure Rob and Jack have all the support they need.”

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