Reittie injury blow for Batley

Wayne Reittie stretches over to score for Batley against Toronto but dislocated his shoulder in the process.
Wayne Reittie stretches over to score for Batley against Toronto but dislocated his shoulder in the process.

BATLEY BULLDOGS have confirmed winger Wayne Reittie faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after dislocating his shoulder during Sunday’s game against Toronto Wolfpack

Reittie scored a spectacular individual try on the stroke of half-time when he intercepted a pass and stormed 80 metres down the slope, outpacing Wolfpack winger Liam Kay and Ryan Brierley.

As Reittie dived over to score he fell awkwardly, which caused the injury.

Reittie received lengthy treatment before being led from the pitch during the half-time interval.

Bulldogs coach Matt Diskin said: “It is a dislocated shoulder, which isn’t good news and it’s a shame. It was a fantastic effort at the back end of the (first) half to then walk away with a dislocated shoulder I am gutted for the kid but we will look after him from a medical point of view and hopefully get him back towards the end of the season.”

Medics struggled to get the shoulder back in and Reittie was taken to hospital following the game.

Reittie had been in fine form this season, scoring five tries in his eight appearances, while he has played 93 times for the Bulldogs since joining midway through the 2014 campaign from Halifax and has scored 67 tries.

Half-back Patch Walker scored the 1.500th point of his career when he converted James Harrison’s 12th minute try against Toronto.

Meanwhile, Batley’s home Championship game against Halifax, which was postponed because of snow on March 4, has been re-arranged for Saturday June 2 (kick off 3pm).