Zane Tetevano, who had heart surgery during the summer and has not played since May, has left the club after agreeing an early release from his Rhinos contract.
Both David Fuisitu’a and James McDonnell returned from back injuries in last Saturday’s win at Hull FC, but there was a surprise omission from that team and another player limped off during the match.
Here’s Rhinos’ latest casualty list.
1. Richie Myler
The full-back suffered a stress fracture in a foot during the 22-18 loss at St Helens on July 28. He could play again this year, if Rhinos qualify for the play-offs. Photo: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com
2. Nene MacDonald
The Papua New Guinea centre’s Rhinos future is in doubt after he failed to return from paternity leave in Australia in time for last week’s game. Photo: Ed Sykes/SWpix.com
3. Ash Handley
Winger Handley was named in Rhinos’ initial squad for the game at Hull, but missed out because of a foot injury. Coach Rohan Smith said he is “sort of a week-to-week proposition at this point in time”. Photo: Olly Hassell/SWpix.com
4. Aidan Sezer
Scrum-half Sezer was concussed in training before the match at Hull. He will only be available for Saturday’s game if he passes the sport’s head injury protocol. Photo: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com
5. James Bentley
The second-rower is also going through the concussion protocol after being knocked out early in the defeat at Huddersfield on August 27. That meant a mandatory 11-day stand down, but Smith has indicated he could also miss the clash with Wigan. Photo: Olly Hassell/SWpix.com
6. Justin Sangare
The French prop hobbled out of the defeat by Leigh Leopards on August 4 with his second plantar fascia (foot) injury in three months. He is in a protective boot and has been ruled out for the rest of this season. Photo: Steve Riding