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Jordan-Roberts has sympathy with injured Cas star Gale

13th September 2017 | 12:34 pm

By Phil Daly

Leeds forward Josh Jordan-Roberts has sympathy for Castleford Tigers star Luke Gale following the news that the half back was sidelined by Appendicitis on Tuesday night, the young Rhinos player had a similar experience earlier this season.

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Leeds forward Josh Jordan-Roberts has sympathy for Castleford Tigers star Luke Gale following the news that the half back was sidelined by Appendicitis on Tuesday night, the young Rhinos player had a similar experience earlier this season.

Jordan-Roberts, who has spent time on loan at Bradford Bulls in the Championship this season, was forced out of the game for five weeks this summer after he had to have his appendix removed. He commented, “I really feel for Luke Gale, it was the most painful things I have every experienced and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy! I had keyhole surgery and the surgeon was really happy with how it all went but I wasn’t allowed to run for five weeks because I needed to build up my core again following the operation. You have to do a lot of abdominal work in the rehab gym to build your strength back up. I remember I made a massive mistake of watching a Kevin Hart film the next day and was in agony when I laughed, I would strongly recommend avoiding comedies for a few weeks.

“The surgery itself did not do too much damage and I was able to keep up with upper body weights and some lower body exercise but I couldn’t really do any cardio vascular work during that period, so I needed to catch up on that once I was given the all clear to start running again. It was strange how it came about. I had played on the Saturday for our Under 19s and felt sore the next day but put it down to the game and tried to loosen it up with a swim. On the Monday I did a full days training but was in a lot of pain in my hip. Our medical team thankfully spotted the problem pretty quickly and I was in hospital on Tuesday morning to have my appendix out. I was due in that day to sign my loan papers to go back to Bradford but instead ended up in Bradford Royal Infirmary rather than at Odsal,” added Jordan-Roberts.