Danny McGuire: Leeds Rhinos half-back suffers broken leg

Danny McGuire

Leeds Rhinos have confirmed that their half-back Danny McGuire suffered a broken leg in Friday's defeat at Hull.

X-rays have revealed that McGuire, 30, fractured his fibula when Hull's Liam Watts fell on him during a tackle.

And the Rhinos' star centre Kallum Watkins, 22, faces time on the sidelines with an ankle injury. Its severity has yet to be determined.

Leeds said on Twitterexternal-link that McGuire would have further scans on Monday.

McGuire and Watkins join veteran prop Jamie Peacock, utility man Carl Ablett and back Ben Jones-Bishop - who are already out for various lengths of time - on the Headingley Carnegie injury list.

McGuire has been at the club since 2001, winning the Grand Final six times.

He has also played for Great Britain and England during a glittering career.