Injury shatters Giant Kevin’s dream
KEVIN BROWN fears his season may be over after being injured in the game that ‘shattered all his dreams’.
The 24-year-old stand-off was forced off the field after 30 minutes after suffering medial knee ligament damage and left Wembley Stadium on crutches and with his right leg in a brace.
It also meant Brown was unable to walk the steps to collect his Challenge Cup finalists’ losers medal.
But the former Wigan ace, who was in the Warriors side that lost to St Helens in the 2004 Challenge Cup final at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, admitted that was the last thing on his mind.
“What happened to me on Saturday has just shattered my dreams,” said Brown.
“It just went from being hopefully one of the best days of my life to definitely being one of the worst.
“When I lost with Wigan in 2004 as a teenager it was tough to take, but this is 10 times worse.
“Losing the final, particularly when we were so confident we could come here and win, was horrible enough, but to pick up an injury that I’m pretty sure will keep me out for the rest of the season is a nightmare.”
Brown is due to go for scans to assess the full extent of the injury, but he knew straight away it wasn’t good.
“I heard the knee pop, looked down and saw it was all over the place,” he added.
“There was no way I could continue. I just had to put my hand up and hobble off.
“That was obviously bad, but what made it even worse was having to sit on the bench feeling so useless.
“I could see the boys trying desperately hard to put things right, but the more they did that the more they were compounding the errors and giving away penalties on the fourth and fifth tackles.
“And there was absolutely nothing I could do to help. It was a horrible feeling.
GIANTS star Jamahl Lolesi is looking for the next big date for the Huddersfield team after their Wembley disappointment.
The 28-year-old Kiwi could not hide his disappointment at the 25-16 reversal at the hands of Warrington Wolves, but felt that the defeat could kick the Giants on to better things.
“We have a good set up in terms of a mix between youth and experience and what happened in the Challenge Cup final should help stand us in good stead for games to come,” said Lolesi.