Featherstone Rovers prop Andy Bostock will be out for upto two months after breaking his right arm in Friday’s 54-14 win over Doncaster.
Coach Andy Hay said Bostock’s injury took the gloss off Featherstone’s win which maintained their hopes of a top-four finish in the Kingstone Press Championship.
“He got it caught in a tackle,” Hay said.
“It is a clean fracture, he’s had it plated and he’s going to be out for six to eight weeks.
“It is a big loss, because he has been playing really well.
“It’s a big loss for him as well, because he wanted to play in every game this year.
“He missed the Halifax game when he was ill, but apart from that he has been really good in the front-row for us.”
Fifth-placed Rovers will be looking for an improved performance at Hunslet Hawks on Sunday, according to Hay.
“Performance-wise, we did what we had to do,” he said of the win over bottom club Doncaster.
“We were massive favourites and expected to win, but they turned up and had a real dig.
“We weren’t really clinical enough, we let go of the ball on four occasions in their 20, so it was disappointing in that respect, but we defended pretty well and scored some really nice tries from long-range.
“The result was never in doubt, but we just played well enough to get the win.”