Warrington Wolves full back hopes to overcome ankle injury in time for trip to Leeds Rhinos

Russell is aiming to make his Super League debut for Warrington Wolves against Leeds Rhinos

Russell is aiming to make his Super League debut for Warrington Wolves against Leeds Rhinos

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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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12:26pm Sat 1 Feb 14

wolfitdown says...

Excellent news It's going to be a long season so we need our new players to settle in asap, for Sts Ratchford or possibly Gob? I'm sure there are also other options available.
Excellent news It's going to be a long season so we need our new players to settle in asap, for Sts Ratchford or possibly Gob? I'm sure there are also other options available. wolfitdown
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4:25pm Sat 1 Feb 14

tangerinewire says...

Riley will play fullback and Kevin Penny will play on the wing
Riley will play fullback and Kevin Penny will play on the wing tangerinewire
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6:51pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Cheap Mower says...

tangerinewire wrote:
Riley will play fullback and Kevin Penny will play on the wing
Rileys not good enough at fullback and Saints know that. I don't see any other option than Ratchford at fullback with GOB or Grix at 6
[quote][p][bold]tangerinewire[/bold] wrote: Riley will play fullback and Kevin Penny will play on the wing[/p][/quote]Rileys not good enough at fullback and Saints know that. I don't see any other option than Ratchford at fullback with GOB or Grix at 6 Cheap Mower
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12:21pm Sun 2 Feb 14

wolfitdown says...

Cheap Mower wrote:
tangerinewire wrote:
Riley will play fullback and Kevin Penny will play on the wing
Rileys not good enough at fullback and Saints know that. I don't see any other option than Ratchford at fullback with GOB or Grix at 6
I'll go for that although I prefer Grix in the pack he's a very capable half, TS will know if GOB is ready if so he will get his chances through the season.
[quote][p][bold]Cheap Mower[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tangerinewire[/bold] wrote: Riley will play fullback and Kevin Penny will play on the wing[/p][/quote]Rileys not good enough at fullback and Saints know that. I don't see any other option than Ratchford at fullback with GOB or Grix at 6[/p][/quote]I'll go for that although I prefer Grix in the pack he's a very capable half, TS will know if GOB is ready if so he will get his chances through the season. wolfitdown
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