Wolves skipper Adrian Morley quashes retirement rumours

Adrian Morley
Prop Morley has featured 18 times for the Wolves this season

Warrington captain Adrian Morley has rubbished rumours he is about to retire from the sport and says he could be back for Saturday's trip to Harlequins.

The 34-year-old has missed the Wolves' last two games and reports surfaced that Morley was set to announce his retirement.

But he told BBC Radio Manchester: "I've heard the rumours myself and I can categorically deny them.

"I've had a pretty bad bang on the head but it's just concussion - that's all."

Morley suffered the injury in the 35-28 win against St Helens on 24 June and has since missed the 48-18 victory at Castleford and Friday night's 28-16 win against Huddersfield at the Halliwell Jones.

He continued: "When I got to the game on Friday there was people saying 'commiserations on the injury and well done on a great career - I believe you're retiring'.

"I'm not sure where it's come from - I've not missed many games with injury and maybe its because I've missed two games on the bounce, I'm not sure.

"You get knocks in rugby league all the time, I'm confident I'll be back to 100% fitness and so are all the medical staff and all the coaches."

Warrington travel to the Stoop on Saturday, followed by their crucial Challenge Cup quarter-final with Wigan on 23 July.

"Fingers crossed I'll be back this week," Morley added. "I'm slowly improving so I'd love to get out there at the weekend and get a bit of match fitness."

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