Wakefield Trinity winger Tom Johnstone will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury. The 23-year-old picked up the anterior cruciate ligament injury in Friday’s impressive 32-12 win over an improving Hull FC side.
He ruptured his left knee during the game, suffering the same fate as he did in 2017 when it happened to his right knee. The player, regarded by many as one of the best young players in Super League, will undergo surgery in the next couple of weeks in order to get himself fit for the 2020 season.
“I am devastated for Tom who has started the season so strongly,” reflected club chairman Michael Carter. “I know he had his sights set on a fantastic season and a Great Britain tour at the end of it, and to be cruelly struck down for the second time in two years is incredibly bad luck.
Tom will get through this again, supported by some fantastic people around him.” Johnstone will be out of action for approximately nine months.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.