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Jones-Bishop ruled out for 16 weeks

Full back Ben Jones-Bishop will be out for 16 weeks as he recovers from the shoulder dislocation he sustained against Salford last week.
Jones-Bishop ruled out for 16 weeks
by NRL

Full back Ben Jones-Bishop will be out for 16 weeks as he recovers from the shoulder dislocation he sustained against Salford last week.

The youngster will have an operation this weekend to clear up the problem and then will start his rehabilitation. Zak Hardaker has been called into the Rhinos squad and could make his Rhinos debut this Saturday against St Helens at Headingley Carnegie. He has featured in all five games for Featherstone Rovers so far this season as he is dual registered and scored each game.

Commenting on the injury to Jones-Bishop, Head Coach Brian McDermott said, "It is disappointing on three fronts. Firstly for Ben as he was performing so well but will now have to put that on hold for the time being. Secondly, it is a blow for England as it looked as if we had a very exciting player for the national team and finally for Leeds Rhinos as we will miss out on a talented membr of our squad for four months."

McDermott has backed Hardaker to make an impression for the Rhinos, "Zak has shown a real improvement on and off the field in recent weeks. He has been getting some good gametime with Featherstone and is well used to our systems as he trains the first part of the week with us each week."

The 19 man squad in full is:

1 Brent Webb
2 Lee Smith
4 Keith Senior
5 Ryan Hall
7 Rob Burrow
9 Danny Buderus
11 Jamie Jones Buchanan
12 Carl Ablett
13 Kevin Sinfield
14 Ali Lauitiiti
15 Ben Cross
17 Ian Kirke
18 Luke Burgess
19 Kallum Watkins
20 Weller Hauraki
21 Chris Clarkson
22 Jay Pitts
24 Paul McShane
27 Zak Hardaker




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