Hull KR: Kris Welham ruled out with hand injury

Kris Welham

Hull KR centre Kris Welham will miss his side's Super League opener against Catalan Dragons with a fractured hand.

The 25-year-old vice captain picked up the injury in the pre-season friendly win over local rivals Hull FC.

"Any time that you lose a player of Kris' quality it's going to hurt you but I'm confident that somebody else will step into that role," boss Craig Sandercock told the club website.external-link

"It's hard to pinpoint exactly how long Kris will be out for."