CASTLEFORD TIGERS coach Daryl Powell is resigned to a long spell without in-form forward Junior Moors.
The Samoan Test powerhouse suffered a knee injury in the 36-16 win over Warrington Wolves two days ago when Tigers went six points clear at the top of Betfred Super League.
Powell is awaiting the result of a scan Moors underwent yesterday, but confirmed: “It is not going to be good news.
“He is going to be out for a while. It is a medial knee ligament strain.
“We’re not sure of the severity, but it is going to be weeks and potentially double figures of weeks so it is a tough one for him.”
Moors has been a huge influence in Tigers’ strong form this year.
“He is a good player,” Powell added.
“He is a big man and very skilful. He is different to pretty much every other big man in the competition so he is going to be a loss.
“But everybody is having to deal with injuries and we have been pretty fortunate so far.
“We’ve had some longish injuries recently – to Matt Cook and Larne Patrick has been out a while – but we have been pretty lucky.
“It happens, it is part and parcel. It is disappointing, but it is what it is – we have to crack on and get him back as soon as we can.”
Centre Jake Webster, who was rested against Warrington due to a shoulder injury, is set to return in Sunday’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup quarter-final at Hull and Powell said Patrick is “not far off” after two operations on an injured wrist.
Meanwhile, Tigers’ home Super League game against Hull has been brought forward from Saturday, July 1 to Friday, June 30 (8pm) and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.