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Robins suffer Webster injury blow

James Webster
Webster may have played his last game for Hull KR (Getty)

Hull Kingston Rovers scrum-half James Webster will miss the rest of the season because of a shoulder injury.

The 28-year-old Australian dislocated his shoulder in the first half of the Robins home defeat by Leeds on Friday.

Rovers coach Justin Morgan says the injury is a massive blow to the club.

He told BBC Radio Humberside: "To lose your number seven who calls the plays and directs you around the park and who is one of your senior players is a huge blow. But we'll get on with it."

Webster, who is out of contract at the end of the season, picked up the injury midway through the first half against Leeds at Craven Park and it was immediately obvious the former Parramatta Eels half-back had suffered a serious injury.

We're not going to kiss the season goodbye by any stretch of the imagination because we've worked way too hard

Rovers Coach Justin Morgan

The shoulder problem was described as a "complicated dislocation" and Webster seems certain to play no further part this season.

Morgan now has a selection headache but he says the club will take the injury on the chin and get on with it.

"We're not going to kiss the season goodbye by any stretch of the imagination because we've worked way too hard to get to this point not to kick on and we will kick on," he said.

Rovers will head to Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and a game against West Hull rivals Hull FC next Sunday with Morgan pondering his options at scrum-half for that game.

"I'll sit down with the board and map out the plan we need to go down," he added.

see also
Hull KR 22-36 Leeds
25 Apr 08 |  My Club


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