Super League: Second scan to determine when Gareth Ellis can play for Hull FC

Last Updated: 10/04/13 1:15pm

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Gareth Ellis: captain closing in a first-team return for Hull FC

Gareth Ellis: captain closing in a first-team return for Hull FC

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Hull FC are hoping to learn when captain Gareth Ellis will be able to make his debut for the club when he undergoes a scan on Thursday.

The big close-season signing is yet to feature for the Black and Whites this season after limping out of the warm up in their season-opening defeat at Leeds.

Ellis needed a protective boot for the broken foot suffered at Headingley, although the former Rhino and Wests Tigers man is now in light training.

With the 31-year-old due to step up his efforts in training and Hull are keen for the second-row to have another scan in a bid to avoid any further setback in his recovery.

Positive

"Gareth has ramped his training right up, but we'll get a better idea of where he is when we see the scans, but it is looking very positive," head coach Peter Gentle told the Hull Daily Mail.

"Gareth is going for a scan (Thursday) and hopefully we will then be told where the finishing line is for him in his rehab.

"We won't get ahead of ourselves and the scans may say he is one week or six weeks away, we just don't know until the scan.

"So we will wait and see and hopefully we'll know a date later this week."

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