LEIGH Centurions have picked up three injuries in their 44-18 defeat at Warrington Wolves.

Prop Tyrone McCarthy seems certain to miss the trip to Leeds Rhinos next Thursday after being knocked out, while half back Ben Reynolds and winger Matty Russell were in the wars too.

“Tyke is in a pretty bad way. It’s a nasty clash, so we need to check in on him to make sure he is ok," said Leigh interim head coach Kurt Haggerty, who only had 18 available players to select from for the game.

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Ireland international McCarthy was defending when he was thrown off like a rag doll after colliding with Tongan powerhouse Sitaleki Akauola's dipped shoulder at full pelt.

It has caused debate as to whether a ball carrier should be able to use their shoulder to evade being tackled. especially with shoulder charging being illegal in defence.

Haggerty said: “It’s difficult because it’s not deemed as being illegal. If that’s the way certain players carry the ball and it’s within the rules then we just have to carry on with what it is.”

He highlighted vague details about the issues for Reynolds and Russell.

“Ben Reynolds has got an injury to his knee that we need to look at. Matty Russell’s got some pain, so we’ve got a few busted bodies but we’ll do right by them,” he said.