TOM Loxam is waiting to find out whether he will have to spend an extended period on the sidelines with a shoulder injury.

The Barrow Raiders three-quarter had to go to hospital for a scan this week, which should reveal whether he has broken his collar bone or just suffered severe bruising.

Willie Minoga was unable to train after suffering a leg injury away to Leigh Centurions last Sunday, while Tom Walker is resting to allow a persistent groin injury to recover and Glenn Riley has suffered a hip problem.

"We thought Tom Loxam had broken his collar bone, so he went up to the hospital to have a scan on that," said Raiders head coach Crarey.

"We think it's a deep bruise and we're waiting for the results. The physio sent him on Thursday night because he can't even touch it. Willie didn't train with his leg and we've got a few injuries.

"Tom's groin probably, it's just a case of resting. We're going to send him for a scan and see if there's anything deeper there, and there's Glenn's hip as well."

There was some good news for Crarey though as Minoga's compatriot Stargroth Amean trained after being out for the previous two weeks, while Jamie Dallimore is fine after having an injection on a foot injury picked up at Leigh.

The Raiders' elimination from this year's Coral Challenge Cup at the hands of York City Knights means they are without a game this weekend and Crarey admitted that may have worked in his injury-hit squad's favour.

"It's probably a blessing we didn't have a game this week because we'd struggle to put a side out," said Crarey.

"But we've kept them sharp and stuck to our plan in terms of what we're going to do with the players who are still available and, hopefully, there are signs some of them are coming back.

"Probably the only position we're healthy in is pivots and we've got four of them. Dalli had a foot injury, but he's had a cortisone injection in it and he's fine."