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Tigers Ace Out For Six Months

Tigers Ace Out For Six Months

Castleford Tigers have been hit by another blow after Jamie Ellis was ruled out for six months with a knee injury.

The Tigers have already suffered one huge blow after losing England international Luke Gale for the entire season after he ruptured an Achilles tendon, and now Ellis is also out.

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Ellis picked up the injury while warming up ahead of the friendly with Featherstone and now the full extent of the damage has been revealed.

“Jamie was going to play in the (pre-season friendly) Featherstone game, but he hurt his knee in the warm-up,” said coach Daryl Powell. “We tried to rehab him, but he went to see the specialist today and he needs a micro-fracture in his knee, which is similar to what Luke Gale had.

“He’ll be having that done tomorrow and the potential recovery time is between four and six months so he could be back in June or July depending on how he recovers.

“It’s a tough one for him. We’ll look after him and try and get him back as soon as we can.”

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