Lee Briers: Calf tear puts Warrington return on hold

The comeback of Warrington's Lee Briers has been put back after the veteran stand-off tore a calf muscle.

Briers has not played for more than two months because of a neck problem but was due to return against Keighley in the Challenge Cup on Sunday.

However, the 34-year-old former Wales international suffered a new injury in training prior to the fourth-round tie.

"I'm hoping he'll be back in the next two to three games," said head coach Tony Smith after the 74-6 win.

"He was trying to cram a lot of training into a short period of time after he got the all-clear on his neck. The plan had been to get him back for the match against Keighley but because he'd missed so much training it probably took its toll on him."

Briers, who was handed a coaching role with the club's academy last week, has not featured for the Wire since 8 February.