Jason Crookes’s hopes of kick-starting his Hull FC career look certain to be frustrated yet again.
The winger faces a potential two-game ban after being ordered to appear before an RFL disciplinary this evening following his red card for a high tackle on Hull KR’s Liam Salter in Saturday’s derby at Magic Weekend.
He is only three matches into his comeback following a shoulder injury that had sidelined him all year. Crookes, 24, endured a difficult first campaign after signing from Bradford last year, making just 15 appearances.
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He was largely overlooked mainly due to the prolific form of Tom Lineham although he did return after the Super League Dream Team player suffered an ankle injury last August.
Following Tom Briscoe’s move to Leeds Rhinos last autumn, Crookes hoped to make a place on the left wing his own in 2014.
However, the Huddersfield-born player was injured in pre-season and only returned a few weeks ago. If found guilty, he could miss Friday’s trip to Leeds Rhinos and the following week’s visit to London Broncos.
Team-mate Kirk Yeaman has been warned for a dangerous throw, as has Wigan’s Dom Crosby, while Salford’s Gareth Hock has also been ticked off for raising a knee in the tackle.