Stefan Ratchford out for 3-4 months

James Gordon

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

Warrington full-back Stefan Ratchford will be out for up to four months through injury.

Ratchford, 30, will undergo surgery for a torn pectoral muscle on Wednesday with an expected recovery time of 12-16 weeks.

Coach Steve Price confirmed the news at a specially arranged press conference to preview Warrington’s Magic Weekend clash with Wigan at Anfield.

He does however have good news with both Jake Mamo and Tom Lineham fit to return to action.

Ratchford has been a mainstay since signing for Warrington ahead of the 2012 season.