GREG Minikin has suffered a serious injury which looks set to impact the start of his time at Warrington Wolves.

The outside back was injured playing for Hull KR during their win over Castleford Tigers on Saturday, with scans revealing an ACL injury.

Minikin is joining The Wire on a two-year deal from next year but the injury could sideline him for up to nine months.

Of Wolves' four confirmed signings for 2022, two are now recovering from ACL injuries – prop James Harrison suffered a similar blow playing for current club Featherstone Rovers last month.

“Unfortunately Greg has done his ACL, which is a real blow for Greg,” Hull KR head coach Tony Smith told his side's weekly press conference.

“He’s played his last game for the club. It’s a sad way for him to finish with us, particularly the situation we’re in at the moment.

“Anyone from Warrington will rate him because of what he’s capable of and what he’s done before.

“But players want to get over there and show them how good they are on the training park. He’s going to have to be patient on that and so will they.

“But it touches most players throughout their careers at some stage. He’s just going to have to deal with that, unfortunately.”