BULLS are fearing the worst with Levy Nzoungou’s knee injury.

The club are still unable to diagnose the extent of the forward’s problem because of the swelling.

Nzoungou had to be helped from the pitch at Whitehaven after a lengthy delay following the injury he suffered making a tackle.

John Kear said: “He’s going to be sent for a scan to identify the problem and then we’ll look to rectify it and rehab him.

“But his knee is twice the size. You can’t do any diagnosis until the swelling has gone.

“He’s been playing really well and cemented a starting place. All that goes in the air.

“You can’t do anything about injuries. He’s picked one up and it was nobody’s fault whatsoever.

“He was tackling a player and his knee just got caught right under them and it took it right outside his normal range of movement.

“Unfortunately, we don’t know what’s wrong with it because it’s too swollen at the minute.”

Nzoungou was the most serious of the four injuries they picked up in Cumbria.

Ebon Scurr (dead leg) and Dan Fleming (shoulder) are likely to return to training tonight and are hopeful of featuring at Swinton on Sunday.

Brad England’s groin problem may take a little longer to settle down.

Kear added: “Brad’s is a little more delicate and it’s affecting his lateral movement and being able to step one way then the other.

“I don’t know whether he will train tonight or Saturday, it will be based on what the medics think but they’ve all got a chance for the weekend.”

But there is better news with Anthony Walker, who is fit to face the Lions after recovering from his knee trouble.

England impressed Kear by going back on to play the closing minutes of the Whitehaven win as the injuries stacked up.

The Bulls coach said: “We’d 12 fit men. That’s why I admire Brad England.

“We’d brought him off because he was injured. But as our troops were falling, he put his hand up to go back out there.

“He said he couldn’t run at full speed but could block a hole for us. That’s exactly what he went out and did.

“I’m full of admiration with how the players handled the journey, a good team and the adversity that came about during the game.

“I’ve a theory when you play London, Whitehaven, Workington and Newcastle, you’re more likely to pick up injuries. It’s simply because you’ve been sat on a bus so long, you’re not mobile and stiffen up.

“The football way of doing it is to stay overnight previously. But obviously the finance isn’t there in rugby league.”