Salford veteran Kevin Brown will be heading for surgery, meaning he will sit out for up to ten weeks.
The Daily Star has reported that the halfback will retire at the end of the season as a result, though surgery will ensure that Brown will not have to walk on crutches after every game.
Brown, however, is not finished for 2021.
“Having the injury made the decision to retire at the end of the season a bit easier. But I’m not done just yet,” Brown said.
“I’ve not played in front of my lad Harry for a long time because of Covid so I really want to get back so he can watch me.”
Despite needing surgery, the 36-year-old was keen to play with the injury, just like he did in the 2020 Challenge Cup final.
“I had exactly the same injury last year but got jabbed up so I could play in the Cup final, but I was left on crutches after the game.
“That was okay for one game but I don’t think I could do that for the 20 or so games that are left.
“There is no point in trying to play and ultimately not helping, but becoming a hindrance.”