New Salford signing suffers long-term injury

He has yet to make an appearance for the Salford Red Devils, but winger Joe Burgess it set to miss the start of the season.

Having signed from Wigan during the off-season, Burgess suffered an ankle injury during a routine training exercise which could need an operation and a further three-month period on the sidelines.

Burgess scored 55 tries in 72 games for Wigan after returning to his hometown club following a spell in the NRL and was expecting to take one of two of Salford’s wing spots in the 2021 campaign.

Greg Burke also remains a concern for new head coach Richard Marshall after undergoing a knee operation. The prop forward is expected to miss the season opener against Marshall’s former side St Helens.

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