Leeds star Rob Burrow could be out for up to twelve weeks following scans on his knee injury suffered last Saturday in the win over Wakefield at Murrayfield.
The scrum half left the game in the first half of the Magic Weekend fixture and now further scans have revealed the full extent of the injury.
Leeds Rugby Head of Physiotherapy Services Meirion Jones commented, “Scans and consultation have confirmed a torn posterior cruciate ligament of his knee. He will not require an operation but will need a period of immobilization followed by rehabilitation which will take approximately 8-12 weeks.”
Burrow said: “It is obviously disappointing. I felt something was wrong as soon as I did the injury and the scans have now confirmed that. We have got a great medical team here at the Rhinos so hopefully I will be able to get back sooner than expected but I will leave that decision in their hands.
“We have got a strong squad here at the Rhinos and I am sure the boys will continue to perform well in the next couple of weeks as we have got some big games coming up.”
Leeds host Blackpool in the fifth round of the Challenge Cup this weekend.