DEWSBURY RAMS hooker Ryan Wright will today (Friday) learn the full extent of an ankle problem which has plagued him for the last month.
The 21-year-old suffered the initial injury during last monthâ€™s defeat at Barrow and has been sidelined ever since.
However, having undergone MRI scans and X-rays in recent weeks, Wright is
hopeful of making a swift return to action with the threat of surgery and a lengthy stint on the sidelines looming large.
â€œAt this stage itâ€™s hard to say when Iâ€™m going to be back, I just hope the results wonâ€™t be too bad and I wonâ€™t be out for much longer,â€ Wright told The Press.
â€œIf itâ€™s something or nothing then I could be back in a couple of weeks, but if itâ€™s serious then I might be out for a while.â€
Glenn Morrisonâ€™s men travel to York on Sunday, seeking their first Kingstone Press Championship triumph since March 3.
The Australian head coach is likely to be without Castleford half-back Ben Johnston, owing to the recent sacking of top-flight counterpart Ian Millward.
But for the first time this season, other than the absence of Wright and following the return of prop Ben Jones, Morrison has been able to report a clean bill of health and is confident his side can build on their 56-6 hammering of Myton Warriors last weekend.
â€œThe Challenge Cup win gave us a real boost â€“ we got what we wanted out of the tie and we are through to the next round,â€ said the former Super League star.
â€œWe needed to gain some confidence back and I felt we did that.
â€œWe stuck to a game plan, we didnâ€™t play wild, and it paid off.â€
The Rams will travel to face league champions Sheffield Eagles in round four of the Tetleyâ€™s Challenge Cup on Saturday April 20 (kick-off 3pm).
Meanwhile, on-loan front-rower Stephen Nash has returned to parent club Castleford having completed a one-month stint at the Tetleyâ€™s Stadium.