Wakefield star Tom Johnstone has been ruled out for the season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
The England international sustained the injury in Trinity’s 32-12 win over Hull FC on Friday night.
Johnstone, who suffered a similar injury in his right knee in 2017, will have an operation in the coming weeks and will began a rehabilitation programme that will see him return in 2020.
On Johnstone’s injury, Wakefield chief executive Michael Carter commented: “I am devastated for Tom who has started the season so strongly.
“I know he had his sights set on a fantastic season and a Great Britain tour at the end of it, and to be cruelly struck down for the second time in two years is incredible bad luck.
“Tom will get through this again, supported by some fantastic people around him. I have been inundated with well wishes from Trinity fans, Hull FC fans and rugby league fans in general who know how good Tom is and how much he will be missed this season.
“I thank all those who have wished Tom well. I can’t wait to see him pull on the jersey next year.”