LEIGH Centurions will be without brave forward Nathan Mason after he suffered a gruesome compound fracture of his ring finger against Wigan.

Mason, 27, was rushed to hospital at half-time, kept in overnight and feared he would need surgery.

Medics, however, were able to place the broken bone back into the skin and the one-time Huddersfield youngster is now on the mend.

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No timescale has been placed on his return, but he will certainly miss the Huddersfield clsh.