Warrington Wolves Coach Reveals Injury Setbacks for Key Players Ahead of Salford Clash

Warrington Wolves Coach Confirms Injury Setbacks for Key Players

In the lead-up to their upcoming clash with Salford Red Devils, Warrington Wolves coach Sam Burgess has revealed that two of his key players will be sidelined for the next few weeks due to respective injuries.

Back-rower Lachlan Fitzgibbon was forced off at half-time in the team’s recent Challenge Cup final defeat against Wigan Warriors, with Burgess confirming the player has been nursing a back issue for a couple of games. Meanwhile, Jordy Crowther sustained an ankle injury after coming off the field in the second half at Wembley.

“Adam will go straight in. Adz has been great for us – that’s why we signed him to a three-year contract,” Burgess said. “We value what he brings but we also realise he’s a young body and we don’t want to break him down too early.”

While Burgess did not provide specific timelines, he stated that both Fitzgibbon and Crowther will be out of action for “a few weeks” as they recover from their ailments. The coach emphasized that these are not major injuries, but rather “niggles” that will sideline the forward duo temporarily.

To fill the void left by the absent players, Burgess plans to bring in young gun Adam Holroyd to replace Fitzgibbon in the back-row, with either Max Wood or Tom Whitehead set to step up in Crowther’s absence.

As Warrington prepare to host Salford this Friday, they will be without the services of Fitzgibbon and Crowther, but Burgess has expressed confidence in the team’s depth to cover for the injured players.

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