Halifax back rower Iain Morrison has confirmed he will miss the rest of the 2012 season.
The former Hull KR, Widnes and Featherstone forward has not played since the 60-point win at Post Office Road in May because of a knee cartilage injury.
And the Londoner told Courier Sport he is resigned to not playing again this year.
“I’ve been told I need another operation,” said Morrison, who saw his two seasons with Rovers both ended early by injury.
“It’s called a micro fracture; they drill the head of the bone inside the knee to make it bleed, that forms a scab and eventually turns to cartilage.
“Hopefully, it’s going to get done early next month.
“It’s six weeks non-weight bearing after that and then three to four months recovery time.
“You have to be so careful with it during rehab, so I’m out for the year, again.
“It’s the third year this has happened; a knee reconstruction, a broken hand, broken jaw and now this.
“I was pretty disappointed when they told me, to say the least, but I have no choice but to take it on the chin, move on and focus on the recovery.”
What Morrison’s latest setback means for his future with Fax remains to be seen, with the 29 year old signing a single-season deal last autumn.
“I only signed for a year, probably because of the injuries,” said Morrison.
“I’m talking to the club and I want to stay, everything here is great and the set up behind the scenes is fantastic.
“I don’t want to go anywhere else, but they’d be taking a punt on me I suppose.
“Karl (Harrison) said that to me last year, but what I can I do?
“I feel I should be apologising, my hourly rate is probably about £3k an hour at the moment, which is the same kind of money you get for testing plutonium.
“People say I am injury prone, but a lot of it is unrelated, it’s just bad luck.
“I am certainly not thinking about stopping, you just need to keep positive, toughen up mentally and get through it.”