Leeming ruled out for 12-16 weeks

Leeds Rhinos hooker Kruise Leeming has had knee surgery and will be out of action for between 12 and 16 weeks as he begins his recovery.

Leeming, who joined the Rhinos from Huddersfield Giants, suffered the injury in training just before Christmas and the club had hoped that he could initially return to action through injury rehabilitation however the decision was taken to have surgery earlier this week to resolve the issue.

Commenting on the news Head Coach Richard Agar said, “It is deeply disappointing, especially for Kruise, who has been fantastic in and around the camp since he arrived from the Giants. It has been a frustrating period for him over the last few weeks but the positive news is that we have a resolution now and he knows the timetable when he will back fit and ready to go.

“Initially it looked like he might be out for six weeks but once he had gone into theatre, there was a bit more going on than the scans had initially revealed. It has all been sorted now and we look forward to seeing him back in action in four months.”