Having picked up an injury in the 36-16 victory over Hull FC last Saturday, the Vikings today confirm that Stefan Marsh will need a shoulder reconstruction.
This means the all-action centre could be missing for approximately 12 weeks, which Head Coach Denis Betts admits is a huge blow for Stefan and the team, commenting; “It’s pretty devastating really because his form at the beginning of the season and the way he was playing, I think he could’ve been looking at a place in the England Knights squad.
“From what I can see, I don’t believe there are many centres out there with the ability or class that Stef has got, so it was a bit harsh on him really and also tough on us because he’s been playing so well.”
Better news surrounds the injury report on Stand Off Kevin Brown, who picked up an ankle injury just before the one-hour mark in the same game.
Fortunately, things aren’t as bad as first feared, as Betts explains; “It was a freakish accident, he got kicked and it clipped him right on the spot which just made him flip over because he was relaxed. He went to see a Specialist last night and it was the same person who operated on him initially, and it’s a badly sprained ankle.
“We’re hopeful that it could be 4-6 weeks which is good news.”