Warrington Wolves’ Grand Final hopes have suffered a major blow with the loss of outstanding forward Ben Currie with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Currie suffered the knee injury scoring his side’s fifth try in last Friday’s Super 8s match against Wigan Warriors and is likely to be sidelined for between six and nine months.
Ben Currie
The injury comes before the Wolves’ biggest game of the season, Friday’s trip to Hull FC which will determine the destination of the League Leaders’ Shield, and is also a setback for England as the 22-year-old second rower was set to win his first cap later this year.

“Our worst fears have come to fruition,” Warrington coach Tony Smith said. “He’s torn his ACL off the bone. He’s on his way to London as we speak for repair. I believe that will involve a graft back onto the bone.

“The minimum recovery would be six months but I reckon he will be close to nine months. It’s a big blow for the young man.

“He was emotional when we got the results of the scans. He’s very passionate and professional about his sport so it hurt him.

“He’s sensible as well and he understands that for those sort of injuries it’s not career-ending any more. Once upon a time it would be.

“It’s come at a time when he’s playing some big games for his club and he’s also been pushing for that international jersey.

“But he’s getting on with things and understands he’ll come back to have a fantastic career with an opportunity of all those things he’s missing out on now.”

State of Mind would like to wish Ben a speedy recovery