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Wolves Captain Lee Briers has broken his wrist in the game against London Broncos on Sunday. A precautionary x-ray has revealed that Lee has a broken scaphoid of the left wrist and will face at least eight weeks on the sidelines. Lee played 35 minutes of the second half with the injury scoring his second try of the game and kicking 3 goals.
Lee has played 15 games and scored 7 tries, 64 goals and 4 drop goals with a total of 160 points this season so far.
Paul Cullen commented, "Rugby League can be a cruel game where serious injuries are accepted as a matter of fact, this isn't the first broken bone that we have had to manage with this year and it won't be the last. For Lee Briers to play 35 minutes at this level with a broken wrist bears testimony to his character and also indicates how determined he is to force himself back in to the international selection process. He chose to play on in order to allow his forwards to be spelled in a game that was played in 80 to 90 degrees weather. Questions about his toughness and leadership have been answered.
We are greatly disappointed to be losing the services of the most naturally gifted player in British Super League and we are duty bound to provide a Top 6 league position for his return."
Back from injury for this week's game against Hull FC are Gary Hulse (tonsillitis), Mike Wainwright (ankle) and Mark Hilton (groin), Matt Sturm returns to the U21s from a neck injury and Lee Penny (calf) is due back for selection against Halifax in two weeks time.