Wakefield's Danny Kirmond has had an operation and could be out for a month
Last Updated: 27/02/13 3:52pm
Danny Kirmond: Will be on the sidelines for three or four weeks
Wakefield captain Danny Kirmond will be on the sidelines for up to a month, after his knee injury required surgery.
The second row man injured the knee during Sunday's 18-16 loss to his former club Huddersfield and coach Richard Agar says Kirmond will be badly missed.
"Danny is having an operation on a cartilage today," Agar said on Wednesday. "It's going to rule him out for three to four weeks.
"It's a big blow because he's become a very important player for us and we've not got the biggest squad.
"He's got that line-breaking ability and he's really grown into the captaincy."
Wakefield take on Catalan Dragons in Perpignan on Saturday and Kirmond will be replaced by Frankie Mariano or Kyle Trout, who has been recalled from his spell at Doncaster.
Wakefield's only other absentee is threequarter Reece Lyne, who has done well since arriving from Hull but damaged a pectoral muscle during the win over London.
Agar said: "We thought he had torn it and were looking at six months but the specialist is very happy that it's starting to heal itself already.
"We're expecting a two to three-week lay-off, which is better than we first feared, but it's still a blow for the kid because he was playing very well and had anchored a place in the team."