Oliver Gildart set for surgery as Hull KR discover length of absence

Oliver Gildart will play for Hull KR during the 2024 Super League season.
Oliver Gildart will play for Hull KR during the 2024 Super League season. -Credit:Tony Foster

Oliver Gildart will undergo knee surgery following the injury he suffered last week. Scans have determined that the Hull KR centre will need to go under the knife to fix to issue.

As a result, Gildart now faces six weeks out of action, meaning he faces a race against time to be fit for the Challenge Cup Final, should the Robins defeat Wigan Warriors in the semi-finals next week. The final takes place on June 8th, which is just over four weeks away.

It's the second injury Gildart has suffered this season. He was forced to hospital after a neck injury he suffered against Salford Red Devils in the Challenge Cup and while he was cleared of serious injury, he missed four games to recover and due to the form of Tom Opacic.

He regained his place in the side for the victory over Wigan and was due to play against Saints before suffering an injury in the warm-up to the game. Now, it has been confirmed that he is set for a spell on the sidelines.

As a consequence, it is set to give Jack Broadbent or Opacic a chance to claim a place in the side. Broadbent was selected on Saturday and produced an excellent debut performance, scoring in the process.

But Opacic performed well after reclaiming his spot in the side and collectively, the pair give coach Wille Peters something to ponder during Gildart's period of unavailability.

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