Paul McShane could miss the rest of the regular season for Castleford after it was confirmed that the wily hooker has suffered a slight ankle tear in the Tigers’ victory over Salford Red Devils at the Magic Weekend.
McShane has arguably been Castleford’s greatest signing of the Super League era and, the reigning Man of Steel underlined his importance scoring early in the first-half.
But, now the hooker could be ruled out of Castleford’s last two league games.
“We will have a look at him but it’s very unlikely he will be in,” Tigers assistant coach Ryan Sheridan said.
“I don’t know if he will be back before the end of the season, but he’s a quick healer we thought he’d done his hip and he would be out for a while but he did really well.”
Sheridan also confirmed that the club will have halfbacks available this week.
“Danny Richardson and Gaz O’Brien are in contention though Pete Mata’utia and Jordan Turner played well at halfback last week.
“We’ve struggled throughout the year with halfbacks with different combinations week in week out.
“We’ve got players who can fill in but we have struggled for specialist halfbacks.”