DARYL Powell has given an update on a trio of injuries suffered by Warrington Wolves players before and during the Magic Weekend loss to Hull FC.

Prop Sam Kasiano was a surprise absentee from the 17 that was beaten 30-18 in Newcastle as The Wire missed the chance to return to the top of Super League.

Then as the action unfolded at St James’ Park, Powell’s men suffered two further concerns – prop Joe Philbin left the field shortly after coming off the bench in the first half and did not return while scrum-half Josh Drinkwater limped from the field late on.

During his post-match press conference, Powell admitted Philbin is in the most doubt for the home game against Huddersfield Giants on Saturday with a shoulder issue.

However, he expects Drinkwater (ankle) and Kasiano (ribs) to be available.

“He got an AC injury which is pretty sore, so he didn’t get back on the field,” Powell said of Philbin.

“We’ll see how he is tomorrow – he would be a doubt for next week I would say but we’ll get a check on him through the week.”

On Drinkwater, he added: “I don’t think he’s too bad – he got a bit of an ankle injury from an awkward-looking tackle.

“I decided to make that change to get Clarky (Daryl Clark) back on and put Pete (Mata’utia) to half. I think he’ll be alright.”

Finally on Kasiano’s absence, Powell said: “He had a rib injury that we decided not to risk.

“He had an X-ray on it the other day – there’s no crack in there but he’s pretty heavily bruised.

“He should be okay for next week.”

Warrington are also likely to have Josh McGuire available in terms of fitness after he missed Magic Weekend with a knee issue, with James Harrison moving into the second row to deputise.

However, they still face a wait to see whether a report of unacceptable language used by the Australian forward against Leigh Leopards in Round 12 will be investigated further.