Halifax forward Adam Robinson could be sidelined for up to three months after being told he needs surgery on his injured shoulder.
Robinson, the former Batley player, has missed Fax’s last four games and is now expected to go under the knife at some stage in the next fortnight.
“I’ve basically got a massive tear in my shoulder that I did against Sheffield in the first league game,” confirmed Robinson.
“Due to how the injury situation was, and the way the season was going, I played on with it.
“I had to do that, which in hindsight probably wasn’t the best thing for me, but the team comes first.
“I probably made it a little bit worse and it eventually got to the stage where it was affecting my performances.
“I had a talk with Karl and we decided to just get it fixed and concentrate on getting back to my best rather than carry on and just play average.
“I have the op in another 10 days or so; it’s been a while waiting but the surgeon has been away so we’ve had no choice but to wait.”
Robinson has been told that his recovery could take up to three months, although the prop or second row remains optimistic he can beat that schedule.
“The worst case is 12 weeks out, but in the past when I’ve been injured I’ve always healed quickly, so hopefully I can get back a little bit before that,” he said.
“Hopefully, by the middle of July I will be back and there’ll still be plenty of games left for me to play in.”