Wakefield Wildcats prop Oliver Wilkes out for six weeks with broken thumb

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WAKEFIELD Wildcats prop Oliver Wilkes has suffered a set-back in training with a broken thumb set to sideline him for up to six weeks.

The 32-year-old sustained the injury in training last week and will miss the Boxing Day clash with Leeds Rhinos at Headingley Carnegie.

“Oliver Wilkes broke his thumb in a contact session last week,” said Wakefield head coach Richard Agar.

“We were a little bit worried about it in that it was a six to eight week injury but they [the physios] have said it will be six weeks maximum.

“He has had it screwed and plated but we’re expecting him back in full training when we go to camp in the first week in January and he should be available for all our trail games [after the Leeds Rhinos match].”

Kyle Amor is also expected to miss the trial game with the champions on Boxing Day as he continues his recovery from a shoulder reconstruction, as is Frankie Mariano, who is set to return to full contract training after Christmas following a wrist injury.

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