Wakefield hooker Josh Wood likely to be out for the season

Wakefield fear hooker Josh Wood may have sustained a fracture in his neck.

The former Salford player came off towards the end of Trinity’s 48-6 defeat by Super League leaders St Helens last Thursday and has undergone scans to determine the extent of the injury.

“We’re still waiting on the results,” Wakefield coach Chris Chester said. “He had an MRI scan which showed a lot of fluid around the vertebrae and it looks like there’s some kind of crack there.

“He did it towards the back end of the game, I remember the tackle. But he seems to think he did it early doors which just goes to show how tough that kid is.

“It looks like Josh’s season is over which is really disappointing because I thought defensively he’s been fantastic for us.”

Chester is hoping Kyle Wood is able to return from injury to replace his namesake against Huddersfield at St Helens on Thursday and he could also give a debut to young hooker Harry Bowes, either against the Giants or against Hull KR on Sunday, as he prepares for three games in eight days.

“Some guys will have to back up but we’ll use these next three games as an opportunity to blood a few more youngsters and maybe try some different combinations,” he added.

“It’s going to be challenging but everybody is in the same boat at this moment in time. It’s about fulfilling the fixtures and we obviously want to win as many games as we can before the end of the season.”

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