Super League: A fractured fibula rules Wakefield's Paul Sykes out for six weeks
Last Updated: 09/07/13 2:25pm
Paul Sykes: Will miss six weeks of action due to a fractured fibula
Wakefield Wildcats will be without stand-off Paul Sykes for six weeks after he suffered a fractured fibula in Monday's 24-14 success over the Widnes Vikings.
The former Bradford Bulls and London Broncos man sustained the blow in the first half against Denis Betts' men in the Rapid Solicitors Stadium clash.
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Sykes departed the ground on crutches and an X-ray has now confirmed the 31-year-old will requires six weeks out while the bone heals from the fracture.
The Dewsbury-born former England international should return before the end of the super League season, however his absence is a blow to the Wildcats' play-off hopes.
The victory moved Wakefield to within two points of seventh-placed St Helens. Ex-Leeds Rhino Lee Smith could deputise in the halves during Sykes' spell on the sidelines.