Cashmere injury blow for Salford

Salford have been dealt a blow with the news that Australian prop Ray Cashmere is out indefinitely with a serious injury.

Cashmere, 30, picked up a rib injury against Castleford and scans have shown that the injury consists of a fractured dislocation of his eighth and ninth ribs.

Reds’ Head Coach Shaun McRae told the club’s official website: “Ray is out indefinitely with what is a serious and a very rare injury. I must stress it isn’t career threatening but the next stage is that Ray will see a specialist on Wednesday. Because of the rarity of the case we have no prognosis on his recovery so we are in the hands of the medical world to give us some further information and recovery timeline.

“Ray is in a lot of discomfort and he’s been really unlucky this season as this is his second tough injury. His absence is a massive blow for us, his presence and go-forward are a major factor in our plans so with Ray out for an indefinite amount of time we are really going to miss that, but we wait and see what the medical staff reports.”

Cashmere is in his second season at the club having arrived from North Queensland Cowboys for the 2009 season.

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