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Warrington Wolves full back hopes to overcome ankle injury in time for trip to Leeds Rhinos
MATTY Russell is aiming to make his Warrington Wolves Super League debut against Leeds Rhinos at Headingley on Friday, February 21, but has not ruled out a bow against St Helens.
Having suffered an ankle injury early on in Wolves’ pre-season trip to Australia, Wolves’ new 20-year-old full back went for a scan as soon as possible after the team’s return to the UK on Tuesday.
And while he did not rule out a Super League debut against St Helens in two weeks’ time, the former Gold Coast Titan thinks he will be ready to face the six-time Super League champions Leeds.
“I just went for a scan and it was just a mid-foot injury, nothing too serious,” he said.
“He said it would be four weeks maximum.
“I injured it and it had settled down, but then I did it again soon after.
“If it heals well I might miss maybe one game.
“But the doctor did say that it might heal quite quickly, it was difficult to see on the MRI scan.
“But main thing is there is no operation required and I could be back sooner than four weeks if all goes well.”
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