Matty Ashton sidelined for up to five months with torn hamstring

Warrington’s Matty Ashton could be out for up to five months with a torn hamstring, the club have confirmed.

Ashton, 21, joined Warrington from Swinton in the off-season and has impressed in each of his three appearances, including a try in the 32-22 victory over Toronto at the Halliwell Jones stadium.

The exciting full-back left the field in the same game, and could be sidelined for up to five months.

“He was doing really well and it was just unfortunate that, when he kicked the ball, his leg was hyper-extended while he was running quite quickly,” said head coach Steve Price said.

“It’ll be four or five months and it’s a big shame.”

The Rochdale Mayfield amateur has also been also named in Paul Anderson’s England Knights squad, set to meet later this month for a briefing at Old Trafford.

“It’s unbelievable and a credit to Matty, the coaching staff and how hard he’s worked,” Price added.

“There have been elements that have been added to his game to put him into that position.

“I’m really pleased for him and it’s unfortunate he’s picked up a really serious injury at the moment.

“There’s still a fair bit of hard work for him to do to get back onto the picture but once he does I’m confident he’ll get back to where he left off.”

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