Oledzki on the mend after neck injury
Teenage prop Mikolaj Oledzki is on the mend after suffering a neck injury during the Rhinos 25-18 loss to Huddersfield Giants at Emerald Headingley on Friday night.
The giant forward suffered a clash of heads with skipper Stevie Ward in the first half of the game and play was stopped for a lengthy period before he was stretchered from the field and subsequently taken to hospital for further testing.
The early signs are that he has some muscle and tendon damage around his neck area but it is thought, as this stage, it is not serious or long term. He also sustained a heavy concussion.
The Rhinos medical team have been with him throughout and he is recovering in hospital now but will be released later on Saturday.
On behalf of Mikolaj, we would like to thank the many well wishers who have messaged their support for him following the injury. We would also like to thank all the medical staff, including our own team and the staff from Huddersfield Giants, who helped to treat Mikolaj on the field and in hospital.