Griffin suffers knee blow


25th February 2014

Undefeated Salford Red Devils will be without prop forward Darrell Griffin for up to two months with a knee injury.

The former Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Giants front rower suffered ligament damage during the Red Devils' 44-18 win at London Broncos on Saturday.

Salford will still be without stand-off Rangi Chase and centre Junior Sa'u but they have skipper Adrian Morley back to take Griffin's spot against St Helens on Thursday after sitting out the game in Barnet and former St Helens forward Tony Puletua also returns from injury to face his old club.

"We've lost Darrell Griffin for six to eight weeks," coach Brian Noble said. "Chase's calf is still no good and Sa'u is probably 60-40 against playing but, other than that, we're pretty healthy.

"Morley and Puletua come back into the mix, as does Andrew Griffin."

St Helens coach Nathan Brown, whose side have also won their opening two fixtures, is set to name an unchanged line-up as long as centre Jordan Turner fully recovers from concussion. Mark Flanagan, whose last appearance was last April, has been added to the squad.