Chris Chester has confirmed that Reece Lyne could be sidelined for six to eight weeks after tearing his hamstring in the tie against Hull FC on Sunday.
“We will know the extent of the injury later today,” stated Chester. “He is going for a scan to see the extent of the tear later today but we are looking at six to eight week.”
Lyne is not the only one who picked up an injury in the defeat to Hull on Sunday afternoon though, as both Mika Simon and Anthony Tupou were both forced off the field from high tackles.
“Both Mika and Anthony have been given the all clear from their x-rays; we were worried that there could have been a fracture on both of their jaws. Unfortunately, we are unsure if Anthony will be able to feature on Friday night as he has got four or five loose teeth making it unsafe for him to play,” Chester said.
While Simon, who recently signed a contract extension with the club, is likely to be fit to face Widnes Vikings on Friday, Chester could have to make further changes after Jonny Molloy was also forced off with an ankle injury with just 10 minutes of the game remaining.
The back rower previously suffered a serious ankle injury which kept him out of the last six games of last season, and Chester will be hoping it is not a recurrence of that injury, having picked Molloy in in six of his seven games in charge.
Ashley Gibson also suffered a high challenge midway through the first half tackle and continued to play the majority of the game on Sunday with a sore neck.
Chester will be naming his 19-man squad on Wednesday afternoon for the trip to Widnes Vikings in round 13.