Rugby League - Scans ease Ellis injury fears

Hull have revealed the foot injury sustained by new signing Gareth Ellis is not as bad as first feared, although he is facing a spell on the sidelines.

The England back-rower, who was appointed captain of the Black and Whites after joining them on a three-year contract from Wests Tigers, injured his foot during the warm-up for Friday night's Super League opener at Leeds.

"Ellis will visit a specialist early next week before an accurate assessment of the extent of his injury can be confirmed and how long he'll be out of action," said a Hull spokesman.