BRYSON Goodwin’s knee injury is not as serious as first thought and he is in contention to face Hull Kingston Rovers on Friday night.

The New Zealander was withdrawn shortly after making a crucial, try-saving touch on the ball to prevent Catalans Dragons from scoring during Thursday’s 22-22 draw at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Goodwin took part in a training match against Leigh Centurions today, but Wire head coach Steve Price rates his as “50-50” to play at Craven Park.

“Bryson had a bit of a run around today. We had a scrimmage session against Leigh Centurions that he was involved with,” he said.

“At the moment, he’s 50-50 for Hull KR.

“It’s not as bad as it looked the other day, so it is a positive outcome for us.”

If Goodwin does not recover in time, Mitch Brown is likely to deputise at left centre for Friday’s game.

Price also says Ben Murdoch-Masila is getting “very, very close” to returning from a leg injury but will not be ready in time to face Tim Sheens’ side.

He also confirmed Ryan Atkins was “on target” in his recovery from bicep surgery.

“Ben won’t play this week, but he’s getting very close,” he said.

“I know I’ve been saying it for a bit, but he is very, very close.

“He certainly brings a lot of damaging runs and enthusiasm. I know the players love playing with him.

“He has been missed, but we have the utmost confidence in everyone in our playing squad that comes in to do their best.

“Ryan is doing really well. He’s on target for where he needs to be.

“He’s out of the brace and his scars have all healed. It’s just a matter of getting some strength back into him now.

“He’s doing all he can to get back in the team.”

Price names his 19-man squad for the trip to East Yorkshire tomorrow.