Bradford Bulls prop Ben Evans to miss start of the season

Ben Evans

Bradford Bulls prop Ben Evans has been ruled out for the first three months of the season following hip surgery.

The Wales international, 20, who is on a season-long loan from Warrington, faces 16 weeks on the sidelines.

Bulls coach Francis Cummins said: "It's disappointing for Ben and us because we had high hopes for him this season.

"Hopefully in a few months' time we'll get Ben back, but in the meantime we may have to look at bringing in players on month-to-month loan deals."

Cummins added: "It's a problem that needed putting right and he had quite a big operation."