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Ellis frustrated by latest injury setback

16th February 2020, 14:16 by Gareth Freeman

Hull KR's Jamie Ellis is hopes he won't face too long on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury on Friday.

Ellis had been due to start at Leeds Rhinos but picked up the injury in the warm-up and was unable to take part.

The 30-year-old half-back arrived at the club with a knee injury in December and missed most of pre-season, but had made a promising start to his second spell with the Robins.

The former Castleford and Huddersfield star will undergo a scan on Monday to determine the severity of the injury.

"It happened in the warm-up," Ellis told the Hull Daily Mail. "I just sprinted and felt my hammy go.

"I've never done my hammy before. It just felt like a sharp pain, a bit of cramp sort of thing. I knew it wasn't right straight away. It was the last sprint, I felt it and thought 'that's not good'. [I'm] Gutted.

"It's frustrating. I was injured all of last year, played two games this year feeling alright playing-wise and getting a few games together and then this happens.

"But I suppose it's out of my hands and you can't help it, can you? Hopefully the scan's not too bad and I can play next week hopefully. We'll wait and see."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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