Huddersfield hooker Shaun Lunt has been ruled out for up to a month with an Achilles injury.
Lunt, 23, has been in fine form after being handed the number nine shirt for the 2010 campaign but picked up a knock in the warm-up to Sunday’s 38-10 win against Crusaders.
However, coach Nathan Brown was relieved the injury wasn’t more serious. He said: “It’s going to be around three to four weeks for Shaun Lunt, which is certainly not as long as we first feared.
“Obviously it’s not ideal, but with the length of time it’s not a tragedy for us.
Huddersfield are also without Warrington-bound full-back Brett Hodgson, who had a scan on a thigh strain yesterday which ruled him out for a month.