Kevin Locke visited a specialist in Manchester yesterday to determine the severity of the injury he picked up against Castleford Tigers on Sunday.
The 26-year-old was forced off the field in the derby and headed straight to hospital to receive further treatment. Scans revealed that the full-back has ruptured his pectoral muscle, but it is not as bad as first feared.
Head Coach, Brian Smith has stated that the specialist has given Locke a few options but could still remain sidelined until the end of the season.
Smith said, “It is substantial but not as frightening as we thought on game day. Kevin has got a pectoral muscle on his chest attached to his arm that has been ruptured quite significantly; he is not going to be a very well boy for a little while at least.
“It looks like he would probably miss the remainder of the season. Kevin has been given a few options by the specialist that he saw in Manchester yesterday; one of which was to rehab the injured area over the next three weeks, that would mean he would be somewhere around the first and second game in the middle eight’s. At that point it will be determined whether that rehab allows him to function at a professional performance level. If that is the case we will go forward from there and hope that it works out for him.”
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