BEN Currie is in doubt for Sunday's Challenge Cup quarter-final against St Helens.

Head coach Sam Burgess confirmed at his pre-match press conference this morning at the in-form forward was being assessed having suffered a pectoral injury during the win at Leeds Rhinos.

While he insisted Currie was not yet ruled out of Sunday's tie, he said he was "less than 100 per cent" despite having completed the game on Friday.

Burgess also confirmed prop Zane Musgrove was facing "a few weeks" on the sidelines having suffered an ankle injury against Catalans Dragons in Round Six.

In better news, Warrington are expected to have Joe Philbin back having missed the trip to Headingley under concussion protocol, while Toby King is expected to return from a soft tissue injury.

"I try and take the emotion out of it because it doesn’t help with decision-making," Burgess said.

"It’s a collision sport and we’re going to pick injuries up now and then, but we’re in the unfortunate situation at the moment where they’re all in the same position.

"We’ll deal with it – we managed it really well last week and the challenge for the team again is to go into a hostile environment and put the same performance together."

Currie a doubt for St Helens trip

Currie has been in sensational form since moving to loose forward and picked up the man of the match award for his display against Leeds.

That performance is now put into further context by news that he sustained an injury during the game.

At present, Burgess says there is a chance Currie could play at the Totally Wicked Stadium in what would be a boost given the injury to Musgrove and the suspension still keeping Paul Vaughan out of action.

However, he says it is a case of "weighing up risk" for the England international.

"Ben’s in doubt for this week. He picked up a bit of a funny niggle," he said.

"I’m not ruling him out just yet but I can’t say he’s 100 per cent.

"He’s a pretty tough guy and completed the game with no complaints, but it’s something that’s shown up later.

"He can play but we’re just weighing up the risk.

"Ben’s been great and his game’s really come along. He had a couple of weeks out earlier in the year so he’s not yet had that week-to-week consistency but we’re already seeing what he can do.

"Moving him to the middle has been a revelation and he seems to be really enjoying it.

"The team really value what he brings so if he doesn’t play, he’s a great loss but it brings opportunity for someone else."

Warrington Guardian: Ben Currie was named player of the match against Leeds Rhinos last time outBen Currie was named player of the match against Leeds Rhinos last time out (Image:

Musgrove set for spell on the sidelines

Burgess also revealed Musgrove sustained an ankle injury in the same tackle that saw him take a blow to the head in the defeat to Catalans.

Failing the subsequent head injury assessment ruled him out of the Leeds game under concussion protocol but he now looks set for at least a month on the sidelines.

"Zane’s out for a few weeks," Burgess said.

"He injured his ankle in the same tackle – he was knocked out, fell to the ground and he hurt his ankle.

"He’ll be out for a little bit but he’s progressing pretty well in his recovery.

"I’m not sure exactly how long but it’s looking like four or five weeks."

Warrington Guardian: Zane Musgrove will be out for several weeks with an ankle injuryZane Musgrove will be out for several weeks with an ankle injury (Image: Mike Boden)