However a blank weekend has allowed the back rower enough time to recover.
England needs an operation on his shoulder that will require two to three months’ rehabilitation.
“It could be the season for him and that’s a big blow,” coach Ryan Sheridan said.
“It will be a tough challenge for us at Barrow – they’ve been staying in games and not losing by much.”
Second row Tim Spears is rated as “50/50” with a medial ligament problem.
Ashton Sims has played rugby league at the top level for 14 years but never reached a major final. The Australian prop is desperate to end that drought on Saturday with a victory in the Challenge Cup final.
Zack Willson takes a look at what Hull FC's Polynesian connection means to the squad.
Sheffield coach Mark Aston won't be taking Oldham lightly when his team take on the Roughyeds on Monday.