DESPITE looking as though he was on his way to a full recovery, Ben Currie’s injury nightmare now has a new chapter.

It was confirmed tonight that he will miss the remainder of 2018 with a second anterior cruciate ligament injury.

INJURY UPDATE: Currie to miss remainder of season

It is just over 18 months since the 23-year-old first injured his left knee and his career has stalled ever since.

Here is a timeline of Currie’s woe:

Friday, September 16, 2016 – Currie recoils in agony after crossing the line to put The Wire 20-14 up against Wigan at The Halliwell Jones Stadium in a Super 8s clash.

He is helped to his feet and carried off the field. Wolves go on to lose the match 35-28.

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Ben Currie grimaces in pain after suffering his initial ACL tear in 2016. Picture by Mike Boden

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 – Currie is revealed to have torn his anterior cruciate ligament and has surgery to correct the problem.

Wire head of coaching and rugby Tony Smith says the second-rower will be missing for between six and nine months.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – The Wire announce that Currie has signed a new four-year deal with the club.

The contract would tie Currie to The Halliwell Jones Stadium until November 2020.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 – Currie makes his first-team return, just under 10 months after suffering the injury.

He scores the winning try as The Wire emerge 16-10 victors over Wigan at the DW Stadium.

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Joy for Currie as he marks his comeback from 10 months out with a try against Wigan. Picture by Mike Boden

Thursday, July 20, 2017 – In just his second game since returning, Currie goes down again against Widnes at The Halliwell Jones Stadium after injuring the same knee he had major surgery on.

At the time, Tony Smith said he was “not too concerned” about the injury, but Currie would go on to miss almost two months.

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The comeback stalls in just his second game back and costs Currie another two months of his season. Picture by Mike Boden

Sunday, September 17, 2017 – Currie returns to the Wire team and starts in the second row in their 68-0 hammering of Featherstone Rovers in the Middle 8s.

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Ben is back in the team at Featherstone and all is well again. Picture by Mike Boden

Saturday, September 23, 2017 – Currie starts, and scores, for Warrington as they get their seventh win from seven Middle 8s games against Hull KR at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Tony Smith’s final game in charge of the club.

Monday, October 9, 2017 – Despite playing just four times in the domestic campaign, Currie is named in England’s 24-man squad for the Rugby League World Cup by head coach Wayne Bennett.

Friday, October 27, 2017 – Currie is drafted into England’s side to face Australia in the tournament opener as a late replacement for Alex Walmsley.

He comes off the bench in Melbourne for his first England cap and goes on to feature in every game, including the 6-0 defeat to the Kangaroos in the final on December 2.

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Currie made his England debut at the Rugby League World Cup and featured in every game as they reached the final. Picture by NRLPhotos

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 – Along with England teammates Chris Hill, Kevin Brown and Stefan Ratchford, Currie returns to pre-season training with The Wire and their new head coach Steve Price.

Friday, February 23, 2018 – Having featured in all of The Wire’s first four games of the season, Currie aggravates his old injury in their 16-10 win over Wigan at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

He initially tries to play on, but is brought off and replaced by Ben Murdoch-Masila. After the game, Price says Currie will be sent for a scan.

The Wire issue a statement saying they expected Currie to return in four weeks.

Friday, March 30, 2018 – The second-rower returns to action in the Good Friday derby against Widnes Vikings and helps The Wire to a 32-18 victory.

Currie goes on to play in wins over Castleford, Salford and Hull KR in the following three games and scored his first try of the season in the latter.

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Ben Currie's first try of 2018 against Hull KR. Picture by Mike Boden

Saturday, April 21, 2018 – After scoring twice in the Challenge Cup tie with Bradford and with The Wire 26-0 to the good, Currie comes out of marker and falls awkwardly after attempting to tackle Bulls winger Dalton Grant.

After receiving treatment, he leaves the field unaided and does not return.

Scans and a visit to a consultant revealed a much more serious injury and he is now expected to miss the remainder of the 2018 campaign.

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Ben Currie leaves the field for what looks to be the last time in 2018. Picture by Mike Boden