Salford Red Devils have suffered a major injury blow with star signing Daniel Vidot likely to miss half the 2016 season through injury.

The 25-year-old Samoa international winger, who has joined the Red Devils on a two-year contract from Brisbane Broncos, sustained a shoulder injury in training and was undergoing surgery today.
Salford say Vidot will be sidelined for between two and three months but the player suggested in a post on his Facebook page that he is set to miss half the season.

Vidot posted: “Been a tough period for me at this present time but every man has a storm in their lives, what makes a man is what he does when that storm comes. Half the season will be missed from me due to this injury, but when the time comes for me to chuck the boots back on, I’ll be ready.”

Meanwhile, Salford have confirmed that owner Marwan Koukash has taken over as the club’s chief executive following the departure of Martin Vickers.