Worrincy facing extended injury absence

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Halifax winger Rob Worrincy could be facing a long-term injury lay off after rupturing a quadricep in last week’s reserve friendly at York.

Worrincy, who has struggled with a hamstring problem during pre-season, was one of three senior players - forwards Adam Robinson and Ben Davies were the others - who were expected to turn out at the Huntington Stadium on Thursday night and then double up in Sunday’s final warm up fixture against Leigh, a game that was postponed on Friday afternoon because of waterlogging.

But Worrincy left York with what Fax believe to be a significant injury, with the player due to have a scan today to determine the extent of the damage.

“It’s not looking particularly good,” said coach Karl Harrison.

“But we need to wait for the scan before we know what we’re dealing with.”

Worrincy is certainly out of Sunday’s Championship opener against Swinton at the Shay, while Harrison will also now be missing forwards Luke Ambler and Dane Manning.

The pair were each suspended for one game after pre-season scuffles at Batley and Featherstone respectively, bans that would have expired if Sunday’s game against Leigh had gone ahead.