SAM Burgess gave an update - of sorts - on what kept Toby King out of the Warrington Wolves side at Leeds Rhinos on Friday night.

Already without the services of three front-line props in Paul Vaughan, Joe Philbin and Zane Musgrove, the Wire team was missing the England centre for the first time this season while Rodrick Tai also dropped out, although the Papua New Guinean is not believed to be injured.

Stefan Ratchford and Connor Wrench came into the centres and helped Burgess' side to a 34-8 victory at Headingley as Warrington rebounded from their loss to Catalans Dragons last week.

Burgess confirmed that King has a chance of returning for next week's Challenge Cup quarter-final trip to St Helens having suffered what was described as a "soft tissue" injury.

However, it appears the ball is very much in the centre's court.

"We’ll get Joe Philbin back from concussion protocol and maybe Toby King – he’s got a soft tissue injury so we’ll see," Burgess said.

"He’s a great player and we’ll welcome him back if he’s free, but I’m sure he’ll let me know later in the week."

When asked about his chances of returning against St Helens, Burgess replied: "I don’t know. I don’t even know if Kingy knows.

"I’ll see what he says early next week."