Wakefield Trinity can confirm that Chris Annakin has strained his ACL in the tie against Castleford Tigers last Friday night.
Annakin will not require surgery but will remain in a brace for two weeks. He has large soft tissue odaema (swelling) and bone bruising from the mechanism of injury but has been fortunate not to sustain any further damage.
The 27-year old is expected to on the sidelines for a minimum of six weeks.
Head Coach, Chris Chester commented, “It is disappointing for Chris, he has been biding his time and working hard in training and he finally got his shot on Friday night, to be forced off the field early on is frustrating. Fortunately, he hasn’t done serious damage to his ACL and will be back within six weeks.”