Liam Farrell and Cade Cust will both miss the Super League Grand Final if Wigan Warriors make it past Leeds Rhinos this Friday night.
The pair have sidelined for the past few weeks following injuries sustained in Round 25 against St Helens (Liam Farrell) and in the final round of the regular season against Catalans Dragons (Cade Cust).
Farrell has an MCL problem in his knee whilst Cust damaged his elbow and both are set to miss the rest of the season.
Peet said on Cust: “They’re both ticking over in the background.
“Cade’s injury, there’s no real structural damage so once he can execute without pain or managing the pain then he’s able to join back in but it’s hard to measure when that will be.
“It could be that this season is too soon for that.”
On Liam Farrell, he added: “The same with Liam, a few weeks back he was told 8-10 weeks, he’s ticking all the boxes along the way but as the medics tell us he will miss the season and may have a chance for the World Cup.”
Peet was eager to stress that the club has been superb in trying to get the two men back out on the field sooner with a number of technological advancements helping them in that respect.
“The Club, led by Ian [Lenegan] and Kris [Radlinski], invest a lot of money in making sure that no stone is left unturned. Both lads have had access to ice tanks and there’s all sorts of gadgets and gizmos here for training to keep them as fit as possible.
“If there’s an hour we can shave off their recovery or a percent that we can gain in strength when they come back then this Club is the place to be.”
The good thing for Peet and Wigan is that Tommy Leuluai has returned to the fold in recent weeks, offering a halfback partner for Harry Smith whilst the Warriors do not have a shortage of back-rowers ready to fill Farrell’s shoes.
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