Bradford Bulls: Double whammy as now luckless Platt is KOd by knee injury

Michael Platt was knocked out in a tackle on Jason Crookes at Hull FC on Sunday

Michael Platt was knocked out in a tackle on Jason Crookes at Hull FC on Sunday

First published in Sport Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Bradford Bulls Reporter

Michael Platt could be set for a spell on the sidelines after sustaining a knee injury during Sunday’s defeat at Hull FC.

The winger suffered concussion after being knocked out in the act of tackling former Bulls team-mate Jason Crookes into touch shortly after the ten-minute mark at the KC Stadium.

But it was revealed yesterday that Platt also picked up a knee injury during the same challenge, making him a major doubt for Saturday’s home game against Castleford.

Bulls coach Francis Cummins said: “I don’t think the concussion is going to be the problem with Platty. The problem is he’s got a bad knee and if you see the incident again you will see what I mean.

“We don’t know the extent of it yet but he’s pretty sore at the moment. We’ll go through the process of assessing him and see where we are.”

Platt’s premature departure forced a major reshuffle, with Jamie Foster switched to the wing, Brett Kearney pushed to full back and Danny Addy brought on to partner Jarrod Sammut in the halves.

Cummins, who reported no other new injury concerns, must now decide whether to keep faith with that formation.

He also revealed that Adrian Purtell has been registered to go on loan at Dewsbury ahead of his anticipated return to action next month.

Cummins said: “Officially Adrian’s on loan to Dewsbury as we speak and we’re now waiting for the Border Agency to okay it.”

Meanwhile, Castleford stand-off Rangi Chase will miss Saturday’s trip to Bradford after picking up a two-match ban for a reckless strike during his side’s win over champions Leeds.

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7:40am Wed 13 Feb 13

Solomon Grundy says...

Bad luck Michael Platt - we will miss him. But stick with Kearney & Sammut in the halves and find another solution at wing & FB. With Rangi out this is a big chance for us and a must win for our season. COYB!!!
Bad luck Michael Platt - we will miss him. But stick with Kearney & Sammut in the halves and find another solution at wing & FB. With Rangi out this is a big chance for us and a must win for our season. COYB!!! Solomon Grundy
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8:02am Wed 13 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

A must win game 3 how desperate. On a successful note City got back to winning ways in my absence.
A must win game 3 how desperate. On a successful note City got back to winning ways in my absence. wembley bound
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8:10am Wed 13 Feb 13

flashdonut says...

For me, Karney has to stay at 6. Addy has talent, but no enough for the halves. Maybe put Sam Wood on the wing. If Naughton wasnt injured I would put him at full back and Foster back on the wing.
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What happened to Jay Rossi? Is he still at the club?
For me, Karney has to stay at 6. Addy has talent, but no enough for the halves. Maybe put Sam Wood on the wing. If Naughton wasnt injured I would put him at full back and Foster back on the wing. . What happened to Jay Rossi? Is he still at the club? flashdonut
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8:21am Wed 13 Feb 13

barbarian mike says...

And here we go! We are going to have to find a solution although I'd like to think we have ideas already given that we went into the season with a small squad knowing this sort of thing would be a strong possibility! I agree that the halves should remain as they are though for as long as possible, and another solution for the wing problem if there is one!
And here we go! We are going to have to find a solution although I'd like to think we have ideas already given that we went into the season with a small squad knowing this sort of thing would be a strong possibility! I agree that the halves should remain as they are though for as long as possible, and another solution for the wing problem if there is one! barbarian mike
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9:06am Wed 13 Feb 13

fraternise says...

Simple solution would be to bring Whitehead into centre and Blythe to Wing, we have adequate cover in the second row department.
So no problems.
Simple solution would be to bring Whitehead into centre and Blythe to Wing, we have adequate cover in the second row department. So no problems. fraternise
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9:29am Wed 13 Feb 13

flashdonut says...

fraternise wrote:
Simple solution would be to bring Whitehead into centre and Blythe to Wing, we have adequate cover in the second row department.
So no problems.
That's a decent plan. Didnt think of that.
[quote][p][bold]fraternise[/bold] wrote: Simple solution would be to bring Whitehead into centre and Blythe to Wing, we have adequate cover in the second row department. So no problems.[/p][/quote]That's a decent plan. Didnt think of that. flashdonut
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9:46am Wed 13 Feb 13

Sheffieldbull says...

fraternise wrote:
Simple solution would be to bring Whitehead into centre and Blythe to Wing, we have adequate cover in the second row department.
So no problems.
Good plan, Whitehead or Walker to centre and Matty to wing for me.
[quote][p][bold]fraternise[/bold] wrote: Simple solution would be to bring Whitehead into centre and Blythe to Wing, we have adequate cover in the second row department. So no problems.[/p][/quote]Good plan, Whitehead or Walker to centre and Matty to wing for me. Sheffieldbull
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9:53am Wed 13 Feb 13

Parz says...

wembley bound wrote:
A must win game 3 how desperate. On a successful note City got back to winning ways in my absence.
I agree we should leave Kearney and Sammut at 6 and 7 if we can. There's always the Dewsbury squad as wellthough. Do they have a good winger we could give a go for a game? I don't really know anything about their squad.
[quote][p][bold]wembley bound[/bold] wrote: A must win game 3 how desperate. On a successful note City got back to winning ways in my absence.[/p][/quote]I agree we should leave Kearney and Sammut at 6 and 7 if we can. There's always the Dewsbury squad as wellthough. Do they have a good winger we could give a go for a game? I don't really know anything about their squad. Parz
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9:55am Wed 13 Feb 13

Parz says...

For the record, I've absolutely no idea why it's quoted the wembley bound one, it was supposed to be in reply to flashdonut. Need another brew I think!
For the record, I've absolutely no idea why it's quoted the wembley bound one, it was supposed to be in reply to flashdonut. Need another brew I think! Parz
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9:57am Wed 13 Feb 13

Steam Pigs says...

Parz wrote:
wembley bound wrote:
A must win game 3 how desperate. On a successful note City got back to winning ways in my absence.
I agree we should leave Kearney and Sammut at 6 and 7 if we can. There's always the Dewsbury squad as wellthough. Do they have a good winger we could give a go for a game? I don't really know anything about their squad.
yeah there is

he is called Karl Pryce!!!
[quote][p][bold]Parz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wembley bound[/bold] wrote: A must win game 3 how desperate. On a successful note City got back to winning ways in my absence.[/p][/quote]I agree we should leave Kearney and Sammut at 6 and 7 if we can. There's always the Dewsbury squad as wellthough. Do they have a good winger we could give a go for a game? I don't really know anything about their squad.[/p][/quote]yeah there is he is called Karl Pryce!!! Steam Pigs
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10:07am Wed 13 Feb 13

Parz says...

Steam Pigs wrote:
Parz wrote:
wembley bound wrote: A must win game 3 how desperate. On a successful note City got back to winning ways in my absence.
I agree we should leave Kearney and Sammut at 6 and 7 if we can. There's always the Dewsbury squad as wellthough. Do they have a good winger we could give a go for a game? I don't really know anything about their squad.
yeah there is he is called Karl Pryce!!!
Karl "I'll run when I can be bothered" Pryce? No thanks. I'd rather shift people about.
[quote][p][bold]Steam Pigs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Parz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wembley bound[/bold] wrote: A must win game 3 how desperate. On a successful note City got back to winning ways in my absence.[/p][/quote]I agree we should leave Kearney and Sammut at 6 and 7 if we can. There's always the Dewsbury squad as wellthough. Do they have a good winger we could give a go for a game? I don't really know anything about their squad.[/p][/quote]yeah there is he is called Karl Pryce!!![/p][/quote]Karl "I'll run when I can be bothered" Pryce? No thanks. I'd rather shift people about. Parz
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12:01pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Steam Pigs says...

I wouldn't!!
leave BK &Sammut in the halves, Foster at FB and replace a winger with a winger not a second row (Addy at Hull) - if we ain't got a squad winger, then Pryce on the wing is a better option than Addy at SO
I wouldn't!! leave BK &Sammut in the halves, Foster at FB and replace a winger with a winger not a second row (Addy at Hull) - if we ain't got a squad winger, then Pryce on the wing is a better option than Addy at SO Steam Pigs
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12:19pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Parz says...

Steam Pigs wrote:
I wouldn't!! leave BK &Sammut in the halves, Foster at FB and replace a winger with a winger not a second row (Addy at Hull) - if we ain't got a squad winger, then Pryce on the wing is a better option than Addy at SO
I'd got with the Whitehead to centre Blyth to wing suggestion above before putting Pryce on the wing. Either that or Sam Wood. If you're gonna promote the young kids to the 1st team squad, we may as well use them.
[quote][p][bold]Steam Pigs[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't!! leave BK &Sammut in the halves, Foster at FB and replace a winger with a winger not a second row (Addy at Hull) - if we ain't got a squad winger, then Pryce on the wing is a better option than Addy at SO[/p][/quote]I'd got with the Whitehead to centre Blyth to wing suggestion above before putting Pryce on the wing. Either that or Sam Wood. If you're gonna promote the young kids to the 1st team squad, we may as well use them. Parz
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12:29pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Solomon Grundy says...

Gosh, one injury and we don't know what the coach will do to cover it.

I suggest Chev Walker to the centres and promote the young fellow Murphy to the bench.
Gosh, one injury and we don't know what the coach will do to cover it. I suggest Chev Walker to the centres and promote the young fellow Murphy to the bench. Solomon Grundy
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12:39pm Wed 13 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

Yeah move a second row to the centre and move others around to suit. Where are all the young lads in this sport other teams have ?
If its that bad FC could get his own boots out.
What happens if you get a few key injuries .
Keep calm and don't panic
Yeah move a second row to the centre and move others around to suit. Where are all the young lads in this sport other teams have ? If its that bad FC could get his own boots out. What happens if you get a few key injuries . Keep calm and don't panic wembley bound
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12:45pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Bone_idle18 says...

Leeds played almost 2 seasons with a second rower in the centres, and didn't do too bad!

Carl Ablett for the non-rugby people on here.
Leeds played almost 2 seasons with a second rower in the centres, and didn't do too bad! Carl Ablett for the non-rugby people on here. Bone_idle18
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5:15pm Wed 13 Feb 13

bullslad17 says...

Sam Wood went off with an injury in the academy game last week, don't think we can use him.
Sam Wood went off with an injury in the academy game last week, don't think we can use him. bullslad17
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6:58pm Wed 13 Feb 13

BCFC1234 says...

wembley bound wrote:
A must win game 3 how desperate. On a successful note City got back to winning ways in my absence.
Well done City last night, they have now won as many games as the Bulls this year.
[quote][p][bold]wembley bound[/bold] wrote: A must win game 3 how desperate. On a successful note City got back to winning ways in my absence.[/p][/quote]Well done City last night, they have now won as many games as the Bulls this year. BCFC1234
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