Tigers hit by injury KO
Castleford Tigers have confirmed they will be without half-back Jamie Ellis for up to six months after he picked up a knee injury.
The Tigers have already suffered one huge blow after losing England international Luke Gale for the entire season after he ruptured an Achilles tendon, and now Ellis is also out.
Ellis picked up the injury while warming up ahead of the friendly with Featherstone and now the full extent of the damage has been revealed.
"Jamie was going to play in the (pre-season friendly) Featherstone game, but he hurt his knee in the warm-up,” said coach Daryl Powell.
“We tried to rehab him, but he went to see the specialist today and he needs a micro-fracture in his knee, which is similar to what Luke Gale had.
“He’ll be having that done tomorrow and the potential recovery time is between four and six months so he could be back in June or July depending on how he recovers.
“It’s a tough one for him. We’ll look after him and try and get him back as soon as we can.”
Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.