Castleford Tigers have confirmed that Junior Moors will miss the next six weeks after having an operation on his hand.
Moors was forced from the field in Friday’s defeat to St Helens and wasn’t able to return thereafter.
And Daryl Powell has confirmed that the forward, who has been in exceptional form this season, is set for some time on the sidelines.
“Junior has had an operation on his hand and he will be out for potentially six weeks which is a tough one to take, because he’s been playing really well.” he told the club’s official website.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are also set to be without Ben Roberts and Grant Millington, who were also withdrawn during their games with Saints, although Roberts’ injury isn’t as bad as first feared.
“Ben Roberts has got a foot injury that is not broken which is good news, but he has a ligament tear. We are not really sure on the severity, the feedback from our physio Matty Crowther is that we’ll have to gauge off Benny just how long he might be out, but it is not as bad as it could have been at this point.”
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“Grant Millington hyperextended his elbow and again there is no break in there but there is a rupture of a ligament which is not great, but hopefully he won’t need surgery and again it will depend on how he feels and when the soreness subsides.”
Powell added: “I haven’t really got an answer on time scales for they boys but it looks like all of them weren’t as bad as first thought. Obviously Junior is gone for six weeks and the other two guys will definitely miss Sunday, which is tough with the injuries that we already have, but we have a good solid deep squad and some guys will now get their opportunity to put themselves forward and play well. It’s an important game for us on Sunday against a team that is going really well.”