Kristian Woolf has given an injury update on Agnatius Paasi and Mark Percival who both left the field in this evening's win over Salford.
Paasi who impressed in his first half stint was forced off with a nasty looking head injury after colliding with Salford’s Pauli Pauli moments after the restart.
He went for a head assessment, but despite now being fine, unfortunately he wasn’t fit enough to return to the field. The concussion protocols and the quick turn-around of fixtures means he will miss our game with Hull KR in Round 2 on Thursday.
And in his post match press conference, Woolf gave reporters the following update:
“He is fine. He has recovered really well now. Nobody wants to see a player go down like that. I thought when he was on the field, he was really good with some terrific carries and good contacts in defence. He showed what sort of impact he is going to have for us.
“However, being a six day turn around unfortunately he won’t be available for us next week with the concussion protocols.”
Mark Percival also impressed in his first competitive appearance, getting over the try line for his first score since the 2019 Grand Final victory.
However he left the field mid-way through the second period and Woolf also provided an update on him to.
“Percy has a little bit of a knock. We don’t think it is anything serious or to worry about.
“Obviously with his history of injuries, we were a little protective over him.”
Woolf will give a further update in his pre-match press conference next week.
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