Salford head coach Paul Rowley has confirmed that Morgan Escare will miss the rest of the season through injury.
Escare, 30, has been ruled out with a broken thumb sustained representing France against Wales.
The full-back had kicked three goals and scored a try in the 34-10 victory over Wales in Albi on Sunday.
However, it has come with a cost for club Salford, who will be without the international for the remainder of the Super League season.
Confirming the injury blow, Rowley told Love Rugby League: “Morgan Escare is out for the season. He broke his thumb in the France game. That’s another injury for us.
“He’s a huge loss. I’m gutted for him and for us. He’s been brilliant on and off the field. I have no issues with him in what’s been challenging for the year, as it has for people like Chris Atkin who find themselves waiting for their opportunities.
“I’m gutted for him and it’s another number down. Our squad gets smaller and smaller.”
King Vuniyayawa and Jack Wells were ruled out for the season earlier in May.
The Red Devils host Wakefield at the AJ Bell Stadium this Sunday in a battle of 10th versus 11th respectively in Super League.
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Catalans Dragons also suffered a double blow following the international break.
Both Arthur Mourgue and Jordan Dezaria suffered injuries while representing France against Wales.
The Super League club have confirmed that 23-year-old Mourgue will miss between four-to-six weeks of action due to a ligament injury in his right ankle.
Prop forward Dezaria will undergo surgery to repair a fracture in his left foot. The club added that time frames will be confirmed.
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