Huddersfield Giants winger Jermaine McGillvary facing up to season being over after injury verdict
Although the timeframe leaves McGillvary with an outside chance of returning in time for the Super League Grand Final should Huddersfield get that far, it appears as if his season is over.
The 34-year-old, who announced his international retirement last month, has scored 11 tries in 18 games this season.
"I spoke to Jez a few weeks back and told him his form’s outstanding," he said.
“It’s as well as I’ve seen him play for a long time. It’s not just his finishes but his work out of backfield and defence as well.”
McGillvary's injury leaves Watson without another key player at an important stage of the season.
Watson could only name a 19-man squad for Saturday's trip to Catalans Dragons with Louis Senior included following his return from a loan spell at Hull KR.
Tui Lolohea, Chris Hill and Adam O'Brien are among those missing again this week, while Ricky Leutele - who is also nursing an MCL injury - and Jack Cogger are on the long-term casualty list.