Sheffield Eagles boss gives Lo-down on Garry’s injury issues

Sheffield try scorer Garry Lo congratulated by Matty Fozard
Sheffield try scorer Garry Lo congratulated by Matty Fozard

Sheffield Eagles will be keeping a close eye on prized asset Garry Lo as they look to manage the workload of the Championship’s top try scorer.

Mark Aston, the Eagles director, has revealed that Lo, and PNG compatriot Menzie Yere, have both played through knee issues recently. The duo have struck a dangerous partnership this season which was underlined by the link-up for Lo’s latest score in the victory over Swinton at the Summer Bash.

Eagles can ill-afford to lose Lo who has plundered 18 tries from 16 appearances in all competitions this year.

Whilst Aston confirmed there isn’t a serious issue with the winger, he admitted the injury is being managed as he looks to keep the 23-year-old in prime condition.

“Garry has a knee problem, it isn’t too serious he just seems to seize up a little after a game” Aston said. “I wish I could score two or three tries a game with a bad knee, it is some effort. At the moment we just have to manage him. He isn’t the only one, you have to manage your players and your expectations. We have to look at all things, we have to manage the training allowance during the week, it is a tough sport and if you don’t do it properly sometimes it can come back to bite you.”

Lo has history with the treatment room after a stop-start campaign last season, but after a solid run in the side this term, he has so far lived up to standards set by his coach.

Alongside Ben Blackmore, the pair have held the two wide positions despite competition, as Aston continues to mould his squad following the frantic recruitment of the close season.

The recruitment is still ongoing, with another new face likely before Sunday’s hosting of Rochdale Hornets at Belle Vue.

With new faces arriving others have fallen by the wayside. Aston confirmed last week that the form of his wingers was a contributory factor in the departure of Eze Harper.