Warrington Wolves boss Steve Price has revealed that co-captain Jack Hughes carried on playing after suffering a ruptured testicle in Saturday’s Super League loss to Catalans Dragons.

Utility man Hughes was injured in the first half in Perpignan but stayed on to see out the full game. “To play 50 minutes with a ruptured testicle shows the courage he’s got and his pain threshold,” said Price. “He put the team first to stay out there and try and win the game.”

After being treated in hospital in Perpignan, Hughes was released to fly back to the United Kingdom on Monday.

“He got rushed to hospital and was operated on that night,” added Price. “He’s now home safely and doing well. He’s still got to see a specialist back here in the UK.

“Jack was unbelievable. Knowing him, he’s one tough guy and will do all he can to get back.”

Former Warrington forward Paul Wood suffered a similar injury during the Wire’s Grand Final defeat by Leeds Rhinos in 2012.

Hughes is now a doubt for the Challenge Cup final against St Helens on 24 August.