WE are bitterly disappointed and saddened to bring you the news that hooker Matty Wilkinson broke a leg while doing full contact training yesterday.
The thoughts and best wishes of everyone at the club — chairman Chris Hamilton, coach Matt Diskin, his assistants Brendan Sheridan and Jode Sheriffe, and all Matty’s fellow players — are with him.
Matty, who has been told he will need surgery when the swelling has gone down, will clearly miss the start of the season and be out for some time, though it is too early yet to be specific.
Said the chairman:
“This is all about Matty and his welfare, looking after him and helping him all we can to get back as soon as he can.
“He needs an operation and he can’t have it until the swelling goes down.
“I spoke to him yesterday and again today and he’s as well as can be expected, but nobody wants to miss the start of the season, especially in the present circumstances when the lads haven’t played for so long.
“He’s bitterly disappointed, obviously, as is everyone else at the club, for him.
“He has been training really well and, like everyone else, he’s been chomping at the bit to get back on the field, but he’s got all our support behind him and he can be assured that we are all rooting for him. I know supporters will be too.
“As I say this is all about getting Matty sorted and getting him back as quickly as we can.”