Double injury blow for Salford

Salford’s play-off hopes have been hit with a double injury blow, with forwards Lama Tasi and Mark Flanagan ruled out for the rest of the season.

Tasi, 27, had been ruled out of this weekend’s game through suspension but will now sit out the rest of the campaign due to a knee injury suffered in the Challenge Cup semi-final defeat to Wigan.

He told the club’s official website: “It’s really frustrating to pick up an injury like this so late on in the season.

“We’re coming up to crunch time with the Super 8s and to miss these sort of game is disappointing.”

Meanwhile, Flanagan, who has missed the last month with a shoulder injury, has now had confirmation that he won’t return this season.

The former St Helens forward said: “Of course, it’s massively disappointing to miss the rest of the season.

“I’d been hopeful I might be able to come back towards the back end of the Super 8s but realistically I need to rest and recover.

“I’m going to recover from this injury and as soon as I’m fully fit I’ll be working hard to come back fitter and stronger ahead of the 2018 season.”

Salford have a tough engagement at Hull to start their Super 8s campaign this weekend, before runaway league leaders Castleford visit the AJ Bell Stadium.

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