Hull FC’s Ellis injured ahead of Castleford Tigers clash

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Hull FC forward Gareth Ellis could be doubtful for Friday’s Super League clash against his hometown club Castleford Tigers at the Wish Communications Stadium.

Ellis (pictured), who had a long spell out at the start of the season with a foot injury, was helped off in pain in the second- half of England’s 30-10 International Origin victory over the Exiles at Warrington last night.

England Steve McNamara said: “He just had a big back spasm. Hopefully it’s not as serious as it looked.

“He was in a lot of pain, as you could tell, but he is up and walking about again now at least.

“It’ll be 24-48 hours before we can find out the full extent of it.”