Double injury boost for Bulls
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.
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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."