Davies injury blow for unlucky Roughyeds

PROP Ben Davies is almost certainly out of Oldham’s important Betfred League 1 clash at Newcastle Thunder on Sunday after suffering a serious mouth injury in the Coral Challenge Cup defeat by Widnes Vikings.

He appeared to be hurt in a second-half clash of heads with team mate Jack Spencer. After attention on the pitch, he walked off with a bloody mouth and was taken away to hospital.

“It was seriously nasty — one of the worst injuries of its kind I’ve ever seen,”

said coach Scott Naylor.

Due to suspensions and injuries, Roughyeds went into the tie without a clutch of senior players such as Aaron Jones-Bishop, Adam Brook, Matty Wilkinson, Lee Kershaw, Danny Grimshaw, Danny Bridge and Anthony Bowman.

Of those seven, Brook, Grimshaw and Bridge will still be unavailable; Brook and Grimshaw because of injury and Bridge because his suspension still has a short time to run. He will be free for the long trip to Llanelli for the West Wales Raiders game on Saturay, April 27.

Another in jury concern from the cup-tie was one involving Harry Maders, who might have torn a calf or, at best, damaged it to a lesser degree.

On a happier note, Jones-Bishop and Bowman have now cleared their two-match bans and on-loan Kershaw will be available again after missing the Widnes game because his parent club, Wakefield Trinity, didn’t want him to be cup-tied.

Naylor is also hopeful that hooker Wilkinson will be available for the trip to the North-East after missing the Widnes game because he took a knock to the head against London Skolars and ultimately failed a head test.

“We follow protocol in things like this but he’ll have another test this week and hopefully he’ll come through,”

said Naylor.

News updates by email

Receive all the latest club announcements, news and match updates by subscribing to our newsletter.

New subscribers will receive an email asking for subscription confirmation.

Once confirmed, each email from the newsletter will allow subscribers to edit their delivery preferences.

* Subscriber details will only be retained for the purpose of delivering the newsletter. Completion of this form implies agreement.

Shire Self Storage
The Property Buying Company
H Mullaney & Son
Regenda Homes
Purpose Business and Marketing
Premier SsangYong
The Oldham Times
Hanlon & Wright
University of Salford
Spindles Town Square
Bamford Print
Space 3
Space 2
Space 4