WAKEFIELD Trinity have suffered an injury blow ahead of Thursday's clash with Warrington Wolves.

England winger Tom Johnstone, one of Super League's greatest finishers, will not play again this year after suffering a second anterior cruciate ligament injury in as many years.

The news proved to mar Chris Carter's team's win at Hull FC on Friday night.

Wakefield chairman Michael Carter said: “I know he had his sights set on a fantastic season and a Great Britain tour at the end of it, and to be cruelly struck down for the second time in two years is incredible bad luck.

"Tom will get through this again, supported by some fantastic people around him.

"I have been inundated with well wishes from Trinity fans, Hull FC fans and Rugby League fans in general who know how good Tom is and how much he will be missed this season.

"I thank all those who have wished Tom well. I can’t wait to see him pull on the jersey next year.”

Johnstone has ruptured his ACL in his left knee, similar to the injury in his right knee back in 2017.

He will have an operation in the next couple of weeks.