Warrington lose key man Myler for a month

Warrington Wolves have been dealt another injury blow for the next month, after halfback Richie Myler was ruled out for the next month with a hernia injury.

Whilst the Wolves are likely to welcome back star fullback Stefan Ratchford for this weekend’s visit of Hull Kingston Rovers, boss Tony Smith told TotalRL.com that Myler will not be available for the next few weeks, with Gary Wheeler likely to continue in the halves in Myler’s absence.

“Stef is in contention for sure, but Richie isn’t,” Wolves boss Tony Smith said.

“Richie has had a sportsman’s hernia operation last Friday, and he’s out for around three to four weeks.

“He’ll be on the road to recovery now. Stefan has trained well, and unless he has a re-ocurrence of the injury I’d suspect he’d come back into the matchday 17 for the Hull Kingston Rovers match.”

The Wolves are already without Anthony England and Rhys Evans for the next few weeks, with Myler’s injury adding further selection headaches to Smith’s growing injury pool. England will be out for between six and eight weeks, and Smith confirmed the club will be without Evans for “a little while” after his injury knock.