Hull KR’s Oliver Gildart Faces 6-Week Absence Due to Knee Injury

Rugby League Update: Hull KR Confirm Injury Blow to Oliver Gildart, Out for Approximately 6 Weeks

In a setback for Hull KR, the club has announced that centre Oliver Gildart will undergo surgery and miss around six weeks of action due to a knee injury sustained during the warm-up ahead of last weekend’s victory over St. Helens.

Gildart, who joined the Robins in the offseason, had started to make an impact in recent weeks, scoring a try in the end-of-April win over his former club Wigan Warriors. However, the 27-year-old was a late withdrawal from the St. Helens game, with recent recruit Jack Broadbent replacing him and going on to score on his debut.

“Hull KR can confirm Oliver Gildart sustained a knee injury during the warm up in last week’s win over St. Helens. The centre will require surgery and will miss approximately the next six weeks. Everyone wishes Oliver a speedy recovery.”

The injury news comes as a blow for Hull KR, who have won seven of their last eight matches across all competitions. The Robins are set to face Warrington Wolves on Thursday in the first Super League game of Round 11.

If the six-week timeline is accurate, Gildart will miss Hull KR’s upcoming Challenge Cup semi-final against his former club Wigan, and would also be unavailable for the final at Wembley should the Robins progress that far. The centre could potentially return in Round 15 when KR travel to face Castleford Tigers.

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