Bulls coach Francis Cummins has been handed a major boost after it was revealed that skipper Matt Diskin and prop Adam Sidlow are likely to be back in action inside four weeks.

The pair suffered injuries during Sunday’s First Utility Super League defeat against Hull KR and were helped from the field in quick succession during the opening half-hour.

Prop Sidlow was feared to have sustained a broken leg, while Diskin looked set for a lengthy stint on the sidelines.

However, following further scans, it has been revealed that the former Salford forward could be back in action in as little as three weeks.

Sidlow has been ruled out temporarily with ruptured ankle ligaments, while Diskin will miss around a month with a torn calf muscle.

Boss Cummins said: “This is great news for us, given the initial prognosis.

“Both injuries are as good as they could possibly be, I guess, meaning we should have both Matt and Adam back in action fairly soon.

“These sorts of injuries are often hard to judge, but I am confident of speedy returns for them as they are in great shape otherwise.

“They are in great hands with our medical team and I wish them well in their respective recoveries.”