CO-PROMOTER Danny Ford admitted missing Aussie ace Brady Kurtz through injury would be a “massive loss” for Pirates.

The 22-year-old has been sidelined following a crash in Sweden on Tuesday.

Cowra-born Kurtz fell during heat 13 when representing Vetlanda in their 46-43 win at Piraterna Motala.

He will miss tomorrow's SGB Premiership clash with King’s Lynn at Wimborne Road (7.30pm).

Pirates have announced Wolves star Sam Masters will guest in place of Kurtz.

The reigning league champions are already without Richie Worrall and Nico Covatti through injury.

Ford, who confirmed Pirates awaited further updates on Kurtz's injury, told the Daily Echo: “It’s a massive loss to lose Brady given the form he is in, especially at Poole at the moment. It’s really going to hurt us.

“There’s nothing we can do about it, unfortunately. It’s just the way of the sport.

“But Sam Masters was in fine form when he came down to Poole a couple of weeks ago. It’s good we can call on someone like Sam to step in and we are grateful for that.

“It’s tough at the moment getting guests in because a lot of teams seem to ride at the same time.

“Luckily, we have been able to call on a couple of Wolves riders now with Luke Becker guesting the other night and now Sam.”

Ford confirmed Pirates awaited further updates on Kurtz's injury.

Despite having to patch up their side on numerous occasions, Pirates have sealed four league wins on the bounce.

They sit second in the table, just two points behind leaders Ipswich.

“It’s been a very mix-and-matched season for us so far,” said Ford.

“But we have a team with such strength in depth, it doesn’t seem to be hurting us that much.”