I’M afraid trying to pick any positives out of our game at Catalans last Saturday is a bit of a non-starter, for which I again apologise.
But there is, of course, some brighter news on the injury front.
All being well, when we make our final plans for our next Super League fixture at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on June 15, we’ll be at virtually full-strength for the first time this season.
Apart from David Hodgson, it’s hoped everyone will be available for selection – including Stephen Wild and John Skandalis.
Obviously, Wildy has not played since he suffered a serious wrist injury in the game at Warrington on Good Friday, and there’s no doubt our Great Britain star has been greatly missed.
But at this stage, we haven’t ruled him out making a return at Belle Vue in the middle of next month, which would be a couple of weeks ahead of schedule.
And Skando should also be back in contention after undergoing a minor knee operation towards the end of last week.
At a push, he could have played at Catalans after his knee had swollen up in training on the eve of the trip.
However, it was felt that could potentially cause longer-term problems, so we took immediate action.
We were able to get him in for the surgery straight away and we’re confident he’ll be back to full fitness in around a fortnight.
So then, it would just be Hodgy on the sidelines following major knee surgery.
All being well, he’ll be able to return in between four to six weeks, dependent on how he gets on when he resumes full-contact training.
However, there is now certainly some light at the end of the tunnel.