Double injury boost for Bulls

  • Last Updated: March 25 2014, 8:18 GMT

Bradford Bulls have been given good news on the injury front with both captain Matt Diskin and front-rower Adam Sidlow expected back in action much quicker than first feared.

Matt Diskin: Suffered a torn calf muscle against Hull KR
Matt Diskin: Suffered a torn calf muscle against Hull KR

The pair were hurt in Sunday's 16-0 loss to Hull KR and appeared set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines - with Sidlow thought to have suffered a broken leg.

However, scans have revealed the problems are not as serious as they first appeared, with Sidlow out with ruptured ankle ligaments and Diskin expected to miss a month with a torn calf muscle.

"This is great news for us, given the initial prognosis," said coach Francis Cummins

"Both injuries are as good as they could possibly be, I guess, meaning we should have Matt and Adam back fit fairly soon.

"These sorts of injuries are often hard to judge, but I am confident of speedy returns for them as they are in great shape otherwise.

"They are in the brilliant hands of our medical team and I wish them well in their respective recoveries."