Ah Van Faces 12 week lay-off

Ah Van Faces 12 week lay-off widnesvikings.co.uk

6th February 2018

Widnes Vikings winger Patrick Ah Van has broken his arm during Sunday’s 40-12 victory over Catalans Dragons.

Following a scan on Monday following the game, in which Ah Van crossed for a superb try, it was revealed that Patrick had suffered a clean break, which will sideline the winger for up to 12 weeks.

Denis Betts, Head Coach of Widnes Vikings, says: ’It’s the nature of the beast in sport, but you have got to feel sorry for Pat,”

“He’s worked hard to get himself in fantastic condition for the season ahead, and I believe he is in the best shape of his life. It is incredibly unfortunate that he has broken his arm in the first game of the season. It’s something you can’t account for, and it was just a clash between two players in a tackle. 

“But when one door shuts, another one opens and this has presented opportunities for lads who are keen to get into the side for Sunday and to stay there. Ryan Ince is on his way back from injury and is only a couple of weeks away, Olly Ashall knows his responsibilities in that role and Ed Chamberlain has come out of the World Cup, so we’ve got lads who are keen and ready.”

“As we have said previously, the door is not closed on further recruitment. With the continuing support of people signing up for Stronghold Memberships and investing in their team, we can explore opportunities to strengthen the squad.

“We know that Pat is determined to come back as soon as possible from this injury, and we are looking forward to his return.”  

Tickets for the Vikings’ trip to face Castleford Tigers, and the home game against Warrington Wolves, are av ailable to purchase. Please click here for Castleford and Warrington details.

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