Warrington’s former Australia international Greg Inglis is facing a two-month lay-off with a hamstring tear, his coach Steve Price has revealed.
The 34-year-old former Melbourne and South Sydney full-back or centre, who signed a 12-month contract to make his comeback with the Wolves, sat out their first five matches of the season as he built up his fitness following a near two-year lay-off.
Inglis made a try scoring debut against Hull KR at the start of May and injured his hamstring in only his third appearance against Huddersfield eight days ago.
Price said: “It’s unfortunate GI has got a grade three hamstring so he’s going to be missing for quite a while.
“It’s unfortunate because he was starting to find some good footy. But he’ll work hard on his rehab and hopefully he won’t be too far away.
“It’s more than likely to be around the eight-week mark.”
Price says the injury was not connected to the player’s long lay-off and believes Inglis is mentally strong enough to overcome the setback.
Price added: “It was one of those freak accidents that happens.
“This game is a rollercoaster – some really good highs and some big lows. Greg understands what it takes and we’ll get round him, support him. It won’t be too far until he’s back playing.”