Burke is expected to miss six weeks of action in news that comes as a major blow to the Lions.
However, Chas I’Anson is set to return to action on Sunday, giving Watson a timely boost as Swinton look to back up last week’s win at Keighley.
Impressive Dewsbury racked up a 46-8 triumph against Whitehaven in a performance that pleased coach Glenn Morrison.
He said: “We’re probably going to run with the same squad this week.
“I was really impressed with our boys last week – they completed their sets and put on display what we’ve been working on in training.”
He added: “Swinton are a quality side, and Richie Hawkyard is someone I’ve known since my Bradford days.
“Teams like that just need one win – which they got last week – and then they generally kick on from there. We’ll have to take our A game.”