Featherstone utility-back Tom Holmes has been ruled out for the rest of the season after rupturing his ACL.
The 22-year-old has been in fine form in the Championship this season and even caught the eye of a couple of Super League clubs with his impressive performances.
However, they will have to wait or look elsewhere because Holmes will not play again in 2018.
The half-back or full-back is gutted to miss the rest of Rovers’ campaign.
He said: “I’m absolutely gutted to miss the rest of the year due to rupturing my ACL.
“It will be frustrating having to watch knowing I won’t be able to get on the pitch with the boys but I know they will smash it.
“An operation and a lot of recovery is needed to make sure I’m going to be back fitter and stronger than ever for next year.
“There is a long nine months ahead but I’m ready for the challenge.”
Featherstone are on course to seal a spot in the Qualifiers this year, with them currently sitting in third in the Championship table.