Warrington Wolves have confirmed that exciting young forward Matty Nicholson will be out for around after a dislocated shoulder.
The club confirmed on Twitter:
“Matty Nicholson’s shoulder injury, picked up in R1, will keep our second-rower side lined for 3-4 weeks.”
It was a disappointing injury to see for such an exciting player.
He made a splash in 2022 when he debuted for Wigan Warriors and notched his first points against Huddersfield Giants.
Then after his move to Warrington he made an instant impact and was awarded the number 12 shirt for the 2023 season.
He started against the Rhinos and looked active in the first few minutes of the game until a tackle on Richie Myler saw him dislocate his shoulder.
He now faces three to four weeks out.
It is not an ideal time for the Wolves who are already without Josh McGuire for the next six weeks after he picked up a seven game ban for “unacceptable language” after he was alleged to have said something that discriminates against the disabled.
He is adamant that he did not say what he was accused of.
Meanwhile, another new recruit Gil Dudson is out with a broken hand.
This could all mean that James Harrison, who started at 13 against Leeds before playing spells at prop and second-row, may have to feature in the backrow against Huddersfield Giants.