Sosaia Feki has suffered another major injury setback.
League Express understands the winger re-aggravated a calf injury that has seen him miss the opening five rounds of the Super League season and is now set for another lengthy absence.
While Castleford aren’t thought to know the extent of the injury just yet, it’s feared that he may have torn his calf once again.
A new star signing from Cronulla Sharks, the NRL Grand Final winner had returned to training with his new club.
But he broke down on Sunday morning, League Express understands, and, if the severity of the injury is the same the last one, he could now be looking at another six weeks on the treatment table.
It’s another injury blow for Castleford, who are set to be without Liam Watts for a similar amount of time after he ruptured tendons in his finger during their win over Hull Kingston Rovers on Thursday night.
The injury has left his finger dislocated and heavily bandaged in order to help the healing process and keep it in position.
“I’m baffled more than anything,” said a bemused Watts.
“It’s a freak accident that I’ve never know anyone else do before, and I’ve done it twice on the same finger on two different hands at the same ground.
“It’s exactly the same injury I had here last year. It’s the same finger on the opposite hand.
“I just grabbed hold of Ben Crooks, but as I did so he pulled away and my finger gave way, the tendon literally just snapped off.
“What happens is the finger ends up pointing down. The tendon over the top of the finger keeps it straight, but the bone comes underneath the knuckle, so it just ends up sticking downwards.
“I’ve just to hope there’s no damage on the bone. The ligament pulled off and fractured the bone last time.”
“It’s awkward, because it affects everyday living. Tying shoelaces and stuff like that. You have to keep it dry too. It’s just a crazy one, but I have to get on with it, don’t I?
“For now I’ll keep my head right and crack on with as much training as possible.”