Salford forward Shane Wright could be out for a “couple of months” with a hamstring injury, assistant coach Kurt Haggerty revealed.
The 26-year-old has been an ever-present for the Red Devils so far, making a good impression at the AJ Bell Stadium.
But Wright is set to spend the next couple of months on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury in last week’s 26-12 win over Leeds.
Haggerty said: “It is a hamstring injury so Shane could be out for a couple of months.
“We are not too sure on the extent of it yet but it is not looking great.”
Wright joined Salford in the off-season on a two-year deal from NRL side North Queensland Cowboys.
Harvey Livett suffers injury setback
Salford back-rower Harvey Livett will also spend an extended period in the treatment room.
The 25-year-old England Knights international has picked up another niggle on his calf.
Haggerty added: “I think it is going to be a little bit longer with his calf. He’s had a slight setback, so we are not 100% sure of the full extent of it yet.
“He wasn’t too close (to returning) because he was still struggling with his calf so it wasn’t as close to what we thought he would’ve been.”
Salford centre Kallum Watkins suffered a season-ending ACL injury last June, but is only a month away from returning to action for his boyhood club.
Haggerty said: “Kallum is not far from being back in full training with the squad. He is being drip fed into certain things we are doing now. I think Kallum is going to be around a month off.”
Challenge Cup action
Salford travel to fellow Super League side Wigan in the sixth round of the Challenge Cup on Friday night. However, they will be without leading Super League’s leading try scorer Ken Sio due to concussion protocol.
Paul Rowley’s Red Devils could welcome forward pair Josh Johnson and James Greenwood back into the side though.