Harrison confirms Tonks injury

Tony Tonks
Tony Tonks

Halifax have lost another player for the rest of the season after prop Tony Tonks broke his arm in Thursday night’s play off win over Keighley.

Tonks, who signed a new two year contract with the club last week after arriving from Huddersfield in mid-season, joins Iain Morrison, Anthony Bowman, Mick Nanyn and Dane Manning on boss Karl Harrison’s list of 2012 write-offs.

“Tonks won’t play again this season,” confirmed Harrison.

“It’s the same arm he broke when he was at Huddersfield, but I am told it’s not connected to that injury.

“He’s seeing a specialist this week to discuss the best way forward for him.

“It’s disappointing, to say the least.”

Harrison, whose side now face Sheffield next Sunday (1.30) after the Eagles thrashed Batley on Sunday, is also likely to be without stand-in back rower Ben Heaton, who has a shoulder injury.

“Heaton was told to take a couple of weeks off, but he played on Thursday night because he’s a tough kid and he knew we didn’t have the numbers,” said Harrison.

“In the end, he had to come off and at this stage he’d be a big doubt for the weekend.

“The players had the weekend off though and the body is a funny thing so we won’t give up on him just yet.”