Hull will be without prop Josh Bowden for up to six weeks due to injury.
The 29-year-old, who has made 168 appearances for Hull, suffered a hyper-extended elbow in their win over Wakefield last Friday.
Hull coach Brett Hodgson said: “He’s got a fracture and some ligament damage in his forearm.
“He’s seeing a specialist on Friday but unfortunately it looks like he’ll be sidelined for up to six weeks.”
Hull face a trip to Wigan on Thursday night and Hodgson admits his team are still evolving and believes a trip to last year’s league leaders will provide a useful yardstick to measure their potential.
He said: “We’ve spoken about how we can continue to improve and evolve as a team.
“Obviously it’s a big test going up against Wigan, it is going to be a good indicator of where we are as a group.”