Salford City Reds’ Paul White has received the good news that he will not require any surgery for his knee injury after a scan revealed the damage to a medial knee ligament did not require an operation.
White was the only absentee from the Reds’ first round victory on Saturday and this news will be a further boost for the buoyant engage Super League newcomers.
Head Coach Shaun McRae said: “There was a chance that Paul would have needed surgery but the scan has come back and thankfully that’s not the case so we will continue his rehabilitation. We got through the game with just the usual bumps and bruises so we’re in pretty good shape at this stage and now we head to Wakefield for another tough challenge next Sunday.”
There was further good news for the Reds with a second fine win of the weekend in the Reserves who came out 41-26 winners over last season’s Reserve Grand Finalists St Helens in a friendly at The Willows.
Both teams fielded strong line-ups with many of the Reds who had missed out the night before being given a run-out in the lunchtime kick-off.
There was a brace of tries apiece for the impressive Stefan Ratchford and Jordan Turner and there were a few other faces that were keen to make an impression on the on looking McRae who couldn’t fail to be impressed with what he saw.
“Both sides were strong today and I was very impressed with our players. We got plenty out of that and everybody who played did well. This puts pressure on the guys already in the team which is what I wanted. Our attitude was terrific. I’d have no hesitation in bringing any of those players from this game into my squad,” he concluded.