LEIGH forward Tom Spencer will need an operation on his knee which will rule him out for the season.
“It’s a disaster for Tom,” admitted Leigh coach Paul Rowley.
“He had been in great form after winning his place back and his performances against Featherstone and Swinton were outstanding.
“Tom was back to his best after proving he was committed to winning his place back by playing in the reserves.
Spencer went down in agony after being tackled late in the game against Swinton on Sunday and even then Rowley feared the worst.
“The scans have shown he will need the operation which puts him out for the season which is a blow with the play-offs coming up.
“His team-mates will miss him and are all disappointed.”