LUIS Johnson will be out of action for at least four months with a hamstring injury, Warrington Wolves head coach Steve Price has confirmed.

The young forward posted on social media that he would be missing for an extended period, but it was unclear what his injury was or how he sustained it.

> Wire forward Johnson set for extended spell on sidelines

However, Price confirmed the 21-year-old had picked up the injury playing for the club’s reserves against Widnes Vikings.

He also said Johnson, who has made two substitute appearances for the Wolves first team in 2020, had sustained a similar injury to that of full-back Matty Ashton, who limped out of the 32-22 win over Toronto Wolfpack on February 21.

“Luis came off with a hamstring injury in the reserve-grade game against Widnes,” Price said.

“He got it scanned and it showed up a little bit worse than we thought.

“It’s an injury that’s very similar to Matty Ashton’s so it’s going to be at least four months for him.

“It’s not great for the kid, but he’ll work his backside off to get right and show us the kind of player he wants to be.”

Like Ashton, Johnson is now likely to be unavailable until the later stages of summer once rugby league returns from its current shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.