Mitch Achurch: Leeds Rhinos forward sidelined for 10 weeks
Leeds Rhinos forward Mitch Achurch has been ruled out for 10 weeks with a wrist injury.
The 26-year-old Australian, who has made 14 Super League appearances this season, will have surgery on the injury on Friday.
McDermott said: "We're losing a very important player to us.
"We're going through it a bit at the moment with blokes missing with injuries and suspensions but that's the nature of the game."