Smith upbeat on Dodds

Warrington Wolves head of coaching Tony Smith has confirmed that forward Mitchell Dodds will be out for six months after breaking his leg during Saturday’s win over Catalans Dragons in Perpignan.

The 26 year-old suffered a broken tibia and fibula and was stretchered off the field just before half time.

However, Smith told the Wolves’ official website that Dodds’ operation went well and the that the former Brisbane prop could feature again for the Wolves this season.

“Mitchell Dodds had his operation yesterday. It was successful and he is due out of hospital tomorrow to fly back on Wednesday. Ben Stirling, head of performance services, is over there with him,” Smith said.

“The surgeon was pleased with the way the bones knitted back together during the operation. Without any further complications it is expected to be a six month recovery. All being well, we’ll see Mitch by the back end of the season for the last month – if we play for as long we can – which would be great because he certainly, in the brief time he played, did a good job for us.”



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