WARRINGTON Wolves will be without their England full-back Stefan Ratchford for up to 16 weeks.

Head coach Steve Price has confirmed the highly consistent performer, and this season's goal-kicker, will undergo surgery for a torn pectoral muscle tomorrow.

"Stefan’s going under the knife tomorrow to get his pec reattached," he said.

"It was an unfortunate injury that he picked up during the game.

"It’s hugely unfortunate because he’s been playing some really good football.

"I really feel for him because he’s put so much work into his campaign to date.

"One positive is that it won’t be season-ending. He’ll be back.

"He’s the ultimate professional and he’ll handle everything with his rehab."

The expected recovery time for this kind of injury is between 12 and 16 weeks.

On a more positive note for The Wire ahead of Saturday's clash with Wigan at Anfield in the Magic Weekend, Jake Mamo and Tom Lineham are both fit and available.

Mamo is an experienced full-back, while winger Lineham was in good form before collecting his recent injury.

Dec Patton is expected to take over goal-kicking responsibilities in Ratchford's absence.