Mose Masoe

Masoe heading home prematurely

Masoe suffered a career-ending spinal injury in a pre-season friendly in January.

The Samoa international has made great progress with his recovery, but was informed on Monday that he must leave Pinderfields Hospital this week amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Masoe says he is not ready to be discharged and warned people who are not obeying government lockdown rules that they should understand the consequences of their actions.

Mose Masoe improving after spinal injury

The 30-year-old Samoa international forward was hurt in yesterday's pre-season friendly against Wakefield Trinity.

Masoe joined the UK side from NRL club St George Illawarra Dragons in 2017.

Hull said he is "awake and alert" after having overnight surgery in Leeds.

"Mose has an overwhelmingly positive mindset and would like to thank everyone for their concern and well wishes," said a club statement.

"He would also like to extend special thanks to staff at Leeds General Infirmary for their unbelievable care.