Divorty in pot after broken leg scare

Ross Divorty
Ross Divorty

Halifax back rower Ross Divorty has confirmed he will be sidelined for up to three weeks with ankle ligament damage after fears he had broken his leg proved groundless.

The Wales international, who was out of action for three months at the start of the year with a fractured vertebrae, was injured in the 34-24 Co-operative Championship win at Dewsbury 10 days ago and missed last week’s 24-4 loss to Featherstone as a result.

“I went for an X-ray near home in York on the Saturday after the Dewsbury game, which was clear,” said Divorty.

“But the doctor at Halifax wanted a second opinion so I went to Calderdale Royal before the Fev game on Thursday night.

“I ended up there for about five hours, they took some fresh X-rays and told me I had broken my fibia and probably ruptured my ankle ligaments.

“I was pretty down at that point, because that would obviously have been my season finished.

“Fortunately, I had an MRI scan over the weekend which just showed some minor ligament damage, so I’m in pot now for two weeks and then will hopefully be back in action the week after that.

“It’s a big relief for me, because I’ve obviously not had the best of luck with injuries this season already.

“I’ve got a target to work towards now and hopefully I’ll be back by the time we play Hunslet on July 22.”