Despite Friday’s great win at Hull FC, the night was marred by a serious injury to England International winger Tom Johnstone.
Unfortunately Tom has ruptured his Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), in his left knee, similar to the injury in his right knee back in 2017.
Tom will have an operation in the next couple of weeks and begin a rehabilitation process that will see him come back bigger, faster and stronger in 2020.
On the injury, Michael Carter said: “I am devastated for Tom who has started the season so strongly. I know he had his sights set on a fantastic season and a Great Britain tour at the end of it, and to be cruelly struck down for the second time in two years is incredible bad luck. Tom will get through this again, supported by some fantastic people around him. I have been inundated with well wishes from Trinity fans, Hull FC fans and Rugby League fans in general who know how good Tom is and how much he will be missed this season. I thank all those who have wished Tom well. I can’t wait to see him pull on the jersey next year.”