Wakefield skipper Danny Kirmond is set to miss the rest of the campaign after suffering a knee injury.
The 32-year-old picked up the knee injury in Trinity’s victory over Widnes Vikings on Sunday and undergone surgery on Wednesday.
It is highly unlikely that Kirmond will return for Wakefield before the end of this year and Trinity coach Chris Chester thinks he will be a big miss to his side.
He said: “Initially, we thought it was just a repair but we’re looking at more like a three-month timescale now with the operation he has had.
“There is more damage than what showed up on the scan. I’m disappointed for Danny because he has just started playing really well so e’s going to be a massive loss for us and he was very unfortunate with how he got injured.
“It’s disappointing and we are looking at three months which probably writes off the rest of this season. The timescale we have been given is a minimum of 12 weeks.
“He is a pretty positive person and he will not let it get him down and the sooner we have him in and around the club, the better for everyone.”
Chester revealed Craig Huby is six to seven weeks away from a return, while Simon Grix and Joe Arundel could be back in the next month or so.