Currie to undergo season-ending ACL operation
Warrington Wolves second-rower Ben Currie will miss the remainder of the Super League season after suffering a second anterior cruciate knee ligament injury.
Wolves head coach Steve Price confirmed the news following Friday's 38-4 victory over Huddersfield Giants, with Currie set to undergo ACL surgery Wednesday.
Currie sustained the injury after falling awkwardly in a tackle during last week's Challenge Cup victory against Bradford Bulls.
The 23-year-old England international also tore his ACL during a match against Wigan in September 2016.
Tough to take this news.. Rather get it sorted for good tho than keep having little set backs!-- Ben Currie (@BenoCurrie) April 27, 2018
Long journey ahead but I WILL be back! https://t.co/PbWvfgL5HT
"Ben won't play again this year. He is going in for an ACL operation on Wednesday. It's unfortunate in the way it happened," Price said. "He'll come back bigger and stronger as he's got plenty of good years left.
"Ben's devastated, like anyone would be the second time around. He'll be looked after by our footy club.
"He's held in high regard. He's a quality person and we know he'll do everything he can to get back as quick as he can.
"It's important that he gets it right and I've got all the confidence in our high-performance staff to get him right for next year.
"He's got another eight to 10 years in him. There's plenty of players out there who have come back from two, and some who have come back from a lot more."
Currie reacted to the prognosis via Twitter, writing: "Tough to take this news.. Rather get it sorted for good than keep having little set backs! [sic] Long journey ahead but I WILL be back!".