Hull Kingston Rovers captain Terry Campese will miss the busy Easter period after being ruled out for four weeks with a hamstring injury.
The experienced playmaker made his return from a lengthy knee injury in Sunday’s defeat to Huddersfield Giants but now faces a shorter spell on the sidelines after suffering a minor hamstring tear midway through the second half.
Campese, who has seen a specialist and been sent for scans this week, will now begin his rehabilitation process and is expected to be ruled out for around four weeks.
That means the club skipper will miss at least this weekend’s game against Salford Red Devils and the Good Friday derby against Hull FC, along with clashes against last year’s Grand Finalists Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos over the Easter period.
Interim head coach James Webster said: “It’s unfortunate news for Terry and the club but the upside is that it’s nothing to do with his knee injury and he’s facing a much shorter timeframe off the field.
“Terry is the ultimate professional and he’ll be doing everything he can to get back out there as quickly as possible but we’ll definitely be without him over the Easter period and maybe one or two matches after that as well.
“The injury situation we are facing at the moment is almost unheard of but we can’t afford to focus on the negatives. We need to concentrate on the players we do have available and find a way of getting the best out of them over the coming weeks, starting on Sunday.”