Tigers rocked by Walker injury blow

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CASTLEFORD Tigers prop Jonathan Walker will probably miss the rest of the season after dislocating his knee in Sunday’s 40-18 defeat against Huddersfield Giants.

Walker (pictured) was carried off midway through the second half.

Tigers coach Terry chief Matterson said: “It doesn’t look too good for Jonny. It was only his second game back after 13 weeks out and now it looks like his season’s over.”

Castleford have endured an injury-hit season but their fortunes had taken a turn for the better until Walker’s injury.

Matterson added: “I was starting to get pretty excited about having some numbers back so this injury is another blow.”

Sunday’s match, originally due to start at 5:45pm, was delayed by 25 minutes due to Sky TV technical problems and a kit mix-up, eventually sorted when the Tigers were given Halifax’s kit to play in, preventing a clash which would have seen both teams playing in white.

“It didn’t help that we had the wrong jerseys on,” said Matterson.

“I don’t know whose fault it was. Whatever happened, the game was delayed and Huddersfield handled it better.

“I also thought some key decisions went against us. Jordan Thompson was given as out when he was actually in when the score was 6-6 and that was a crucial play for us.

“I also think we were a bit too soft. You can’t afford to be like that against a side like Huddersfield.”