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Wakefield have been rocked by a huge injury blow with the news that inspirational stand off Jamie Rooney is set to face six weeks on the sidelines.
During the game against the Warrington Wolves in Round 7 of Super League last weekend, Rooney tore his quad muscle and although he saw out the remainder of the game, the injury is worse than first thought.
The England International is set to face six weeks on the sidelines, as the Wildcats aim to continue their remarkable start to Super League XII, which has seen them win five out of their opening seven fixtures and climb to second in the league.
Coach John Kear said: “It is very unfortunate that Jamie has suffered this slight muscle tear as he was playing to the top of his form at the minute. However it is imperative that we ensure that his injury heals and is treated properly as there is still three quarter’s of the season remaining and a Challenge Cup campaign”
Rooney has been instrumental in all of Wakefield’s games this season, scoring three tries, kicking 29 goals and providing 73 of Wakefield’s points, making him Super League’s second highest points scorer.