Salford centre Kallum Watkins has confirmed his season is over due to injury.
Watkins, 30, joined Salford mid-way through the 2020 season from Toronto, and was handed the number three jersey for 2021.
The England international underwent surgery on a meniscus and MCL injury, only for a tear in his ACL to be discovered during the operation.
He posted on social media: “Not the news that I wanted to come out today. I went in for surgery on my meniscus and MCL. They have both been repaired. Unfortunately they had to check my ACL which they said they would do, to then find out that it’s been torn as well.
“So at the moment I’m devastated with the news as I thought I would be out for 10 weeks, but now that has been extended.
“My season is over but also was pushing hard to get into the England squad for the World Cup, that will not happen now.
“This is something that I’ll have to accept as a man and an athlete. These things happen. I know though that I’ll be back bigger, better and stronger both physically and mentally. I’ve learnt so much from the previous times.
“I’m also grateful that I have great people around me, family, friends and everyone at Salford. I’ll be updating on here and also vlogging my journey to recovery. I’ll be working extremely hard to make sure that I come back once again and finish my career on the best possible note.”