End of season medical report
Following the end of the 2019 Super League season, the club medical staff met the players to optimize the preseason program of the new campaign.
The players will be back to training early in November and, to ensure their physical integrity, they will have to respect strict period of rest imposed by specialists in agreement with club doctor Philippe Roques and Head of Medical Rob Parkinson.
Unfortunately, many of them will not be able to take part into the international campaign with their country.
Julian Bousquet has had an ongoing wrist joint injury for most of this season. He was reviewed by the specialist and has to have a period of absolute rest for 7 weeks. He will be reviewed again before the start of pre-season.
Matt Whitley subluxed his shoulder during the game against Wigan earlier this month. He had a labral tear and a rotator cuff injury and is under the care of a specialist. He had an injection into his shoulder on Thursday morning and will be re-evaluated in 2 weeks. He also needs a 7 weeks period of rest.
Following the final game of the season, Ben Garcia suffers a return of lower back symptoms that he suffered with at the start of the season. To prevent a return of the stress fracture he had, a period of rest of 8 weeks is needed
Sam Kasiano had an arthroscope on his left Ankle on Wednesday morning. He will recover over the off season.
Mickael Goudemand will see a specialist in Montpellier next week with possible further surgery on an unstable joint in his finger.
Samisoni Langi suffers a left adductor tendinopathy that needs a period of rest and rehabilitation leading into next years pre-season.
Fouad Yaha missed the final games of the season and is still recovering from a knee injury. He needs a period of rehabilitation of 6 weeks.
Rémi Casty and Sam Moa are still recovering from their respective fractures of the hand and arm.
David Mead will also miss the Nines’ tournament but will be available for the two PNG test matches after fracturing his eye socket as well as his cheekbone.