Broken leg ends Farrell’s ever present run in Featherstone team

Connor Farrell.
Connor Farrell.

Consistent Featherstone Rovers forward Connor Farrell has been ruled out of action for up to 10 weeks after scans revealed a broken leg following the Betfred Championship game against Leigh.

Farrell, who has appeared in every Featherstone game this season, was helped from the field during the 13th minute of last Saturday’s match. X-rays revealed a broken fibula and the former Wigan Warrior, who will be sidelined until at least the start of August, is to undergo further tests.

Stand-off Martyn Ridyard also sustained a shoulder injury and had to come off during the second half of the match against Leigh, but has not yet been ruled out of this Saturday’s game against Halifax at the Summer Bash until he has undergone scans to discover the full extent of his injury.

Meanwhile, Chris Ulugia will have keyhole surgery on Thursday after suffering a setback in his recovery from a serious shoulder injury.

The Samoan three-quarter went under the knife following Featherstone’s Super 8s draw with London Broncos last year, his late try helping the Rovers seal a vital point in the capital.

However, surgeons believe an infection has delayed Ulugia’s return to Rovers action. It is hoped this minor surgery could result in positive news in the weeks ahead.