Prescott laments ‘freaky’ year

Paul Prescott
Paul Prescott
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PAUL Prescott will have his fingers crossed when he goes under the knife today.

The strong-running prop needs surgery on a knee injury suffered in an Under-20s game last Thursday night.

He is expected to be ruled out for at least six weeks – which would force him to miss the play-off series and the Grand Final, should the Warriors reach Old Trafford on October 6.

Prescott said last night: “They won’t know for sure, until they go in and have a look, just how bad it is.

“But the medical staff have prepared to me to miss the rest of the season. I’m still hoping that they say it’s not as bad as it seems, and if there’s a chance I can play against this year I will be working as hard as possible in rehab.

“But if I play again this season, it will be a bonus.”

Prescott’s campaign has been littered by injury problems this year which have restricted him to just 11 appearances.

His latest setback came just days after he had returned to Super League action against Warrington. He only played for the second-string to build up his match fitness.

“It’s been a freaky year for me, really frustrating,” the 26-year-old said. “I had a medial ligament problem and broke a bone in my foot, now this.

“I was really excited about playing for Waney. It’s tough being out because you want to be out there and contributing to the team.”

The academy-product, though, says he will shield his frustrations from the players as they aim for a successful play-offs run.

“If I’m injured, I’ll still be there to support the team,” he said. “All the lads would. Everyone here is pulling in the same direction.”