Chris Thorman injury blow for York City Knights

Chris Thorman
Thorman kicked the winning conversion in the win over Dewsbury

York City Knights' half back Chris Thorman is likely to miss several games for the club after undergoing surgery on a broken thumb.

He played on with the injury in the Knights' win over Dewsbury in the Championship at the weekend.

Coach Dave Woods told BBC Radio York: "We don't know how long it will be (before he's fit).

"Doctors always give you the worst and they've said it could be anywhere between three weeks and ten weeks."

Woods added: "Knowing Chris he'll be wanting to be back as quick as possible."

Thorman will definitely miss Friday's game against Batley Bulldogs.

Woods said: "He had three breaks in his thumb and it was disjointed. He played on with that from the first half so it was a good effort from him and he's telling everyone too!

"Chris been playing some really good footy for us lately and I think having Anthony Thackeray there takes that pressure off him.

"It will be a loss to leave Chris out but like he said, him being out is an opportunity for someone else to step up."