Warrington Wolves' Ben Currie is set to be out of action for at least six months after it was confirmed he has torn his ACL.
Currie injured his knee while scoring a try for Wolves during the defeat to Wigan Warriors on Friday and the club have now assessed him with the injury being worse than first feared.
Head coach Tony Smith has confirmed the back-rower has torn his anterior cruciate ligament, meaning he will be on the sidelines for between six and nine months.
As a result, the 22-year-old will miss the start of next season for Warrington and will also have to sit out England's Four Nations campaign this autumn.
Currie will undergo a period of rehabilitation before he will hope to be back in contention by the end of March or early April next year.