Hull KR captain Shaun Lunt is back in pre-season training following his hospitalisation due to an abscess on his spine. The 31-year-old, who was initially thought to have been suffering with meningitis, has been discharged from a three-week spell in hospital to continue his recovery at home, with a drip placed in his arm to continue with antibiotics.
He is not expected to be back in full first-team training in the foreseeable future but, from Monday, will be back doing lighter work.
He was hopeful of a return last week but suffered a reaction to the drugs which put him back for another week. “Shaun saw a specialist last Monday and he’s had the drip in his arm where they put the antibiotics in out last Tuesday. He had a reaction from that and is not 100 per cent,” KR head coach Tim Sheens told Hull Live.
“However, we anticipate he will be back in with the boys this week coming and will be doing some light duties as his body gets accustomed to normal life again. “We’ve Danny Addy and George Lawler back in and we’re working hard with Tommy Lee too so we have options. “But Shaun is a specialist nine and we’d like to have him back as soon as we can so hopefully that situation improves.”