Castleford Tigers winger Denny Solomona is set to miss the start of the Super Eights, but looks set to return for the Super League run-in after being ruled out for up to a month with the ankle injury he picked up against Wakefield Wildcats.
Solomona underwent a scan on the injury yesterday and the results revealed it was not as bad as it could have been.
Tigers head coach Daryl Powell explained: “Denny’s got a grade two syndesmosis injury, which is three or four weeks potentially, so hopefully he will be the lower end of that.
“Nathan Massey’s had a similar injury and he’s looking okay at the moment. If we can get Denny back in a similar sort of timescale then it won’t be too bad.
“He’s been playing well, no question about that, he’s been scoring some great tries and done some high quality things so it’s not great to lose him.
“But I thought Ash Gibson fitted in well at Wakefield. He slotted in first at centre then when we lost Denny and Mike McMeeken went to the centre he moved onto the wing and did a good job.
“So I’m pretty happy with the cover we’ve got.
“But obviously Denny’s been playing well and doing a good job for us.
“Ash is next in line to play instead of him. I think he’s been pretty unlucky, to be honest, not to be in the side.
“We’ve got some really high quality players at the club and he’s played well this year.
“Ash has done a good job and I thought he was nice and solid at the weekend.”