No fracture for Vickery
5th February 2013
Leeds Rhinos winger Joe Vickery did not break his ankle while making his Super League debut in last Friday’s win over Hull FC but is still facing a spell on the sidelines due to ligament damage.
Vickery, who joined the champions from Gold Coast Titans following a successful trial period, was forced off in the first half of the Rhinos’ 36-6 opening-night victory after injuring his ankle in a tackle.
Scans have allayed fears that Vickery, who was deputising for Ben Jones-Bishop, suffered a break but the club have yet to put a timescale on his recovery.
Leeds coach Brian McDermott said: “I am pleased for Joe that it is not a fracture.
“The medical staff will work closely with him now to make sure he rehabilitates correctly and gets back out on the field as soon as he is 100%.”