Hull Kingston Rovers giant Samoan prop forward Mose Masoe is showing signs of improvement according to the latest report from his club following a tackle during Sunday’s game against Wakefield Trinity which saw the man mountain suffering a serious spinal injury.
The 30 year old suffered the injury in the opening minutes of the game and after a delay of around ten minutes while he was given Oxygen on the pitch he was stretchered off and taken straight to Leeds General Infirmary where he underwent overnight surgery, before being described as “awake and alert” by the club the next day.
Although the complete extent of his injuries is still unknown the club as set up an online fund raising page to help support Masoe and his family, while also saying;
“Mose has an overwhelmingly positive mindset and would like to thank everyone for their concern and well wishes.”
“He would also like to extend special thanks to staff at Leeds General Infirmary for their unbelievable care.
“The club will continue to provide further updates as soon as they can, and in the meantime would ask for privacy for Mose and his family at such a difficult time.”
A massive fan favourite at the club, the New Zealand born player moved to the east coast in 2017 from NRL side St George Illawarra although he had previously played super league during a very successful stint with St Helens. Before that he had also enjoyed time at NRL sides Sydney Roosters and Penrith Panthers.
As always in cases like this the Rugby League Benevolent fund have stepped in to pay for his close family to fly over from Australia to be with him during this ordeal.
With the giant prop now ruled out indefinitely and will surely miss the clubs opening Super League game which is also against Wakefield on Friday 31st January, the club are also sweeting on second row forward Weller Hauraki who was captaining the side for the first time at the weekend before being forced off early in the second half with an ankle injury.
The player is due to have further tests and scans over the coming days to see the full extent of the injury however, it is believed he will be side lined for at least the first two games of the year.