Hi, Andy here. Last week’s win at Hull KR makes it 10 wins away from home on the bounce.
It’s great for us to be winning on a regular basis and can only add to our confidence going into the big game against Leeds.
Playing at Hull KR is always tough and Monday’s game was no exception, and I’m sure many sides will go to east Hull this year and come away with no points.
The Easter period is very demanding physically and we are fortunate to have a quality squad that has been able to deal with the knocks that are inevitable when playing three games in eight days.
I picked up an injury on Monday and managed to play on, but have since struggled to train.
As I am writing this I have just returned from having an MRI scan on my knee to check the injury - and what an experience it was!
First of all, I had to locate the Nuffield Hospital in Leeds on the city centre loop.
Now I’m not here to have a go at town planners but it could only be described as a miracle I actually found the place, even with the help of my satnav and a number of friendly locals.
Once I finally arrived I was met by friendly staff and shown to the changing room to get changed into blue pyjamas. I was guided through to the MRI machine and prepared for the scan.
I had my knee packed very tightly in a plastic case, was given a set of ear phones, told to lie completely still, and given an emergency button to press if I get in trouble – what sort of trouble I could get in when lying completely still in an MRI machine completely escaped me!
But after the machine had screamed to life I realised how patients could become unnerved by the constant drone.
The situation wasn’t made any better when the headphone music kicked in.
I had asked for The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, but I was given David Gray.
Not being a big fan of his depressing whining, I actually would have preferred just the constant drone of the MRI machine!
But I didn’t want to take the headphones off and risk ruining the scan.
Just as I thought the situation couldn’t get worse, the super tight plastic case around my knee had made my foot totally numb and I was forced to resist the temptation to move my toes to check they still worked.
Thirty minutes later and just as I was about to hit the panic alarm to get the radiologist to rescue my blue toes, the machine fell silent, David Gray finally shut up and I was allowed to go home and told to wait a couple of days for the results.
Needless to say this experience has confirmed my thoughts that being injured is no fun, and the sooner I get back to full fitness the better!