YORK Knights’ Brenden Santi is awaiting a scan to determine the extent of a calf injury sustained in Sunday’s 32-16 Betfred Challenge Cup fourth round defeat to Sheffield Eagles.

The Italian prop had to be helped from the field by physios during the second half of the tie after limping off with an apparent calf strain.

Head coach Andrew Henderson confirmed that the forward had been icing the injury, but that it would require a scan to determine its extent.

“We’re going to send him in for a scan so we can get the full details of that,” he explained.

“We will know exactly where we are with that, and what we need to do moving forward.”

Santi, 30, has played all four of the Knights’ matches so far in 2024 after committing his future to the club during the off-season, having initially made the move from Keighley Cougars midway through the 2023 campaign.

The Italy international had been on the scoresheet against the Eagles, collecting Liam Harris' pass and bursting through the Sheffield line five minutes into proceedings, before being forced off with injury.

However, the Knights are not short of players in the position, boasting a forward line including veteran Ukuma Ta'ai, Jack Teanby and Conor Fitzsimmons.

They are also set to welcome Irish prop Ronan Michael back into the fold after his rehabilitation from shoulder surgery before their Betfred Championship season opener at Doncaster on March 17.