Super League starlet and England international suffers potential season ending injury

This year in Super League there have been some terrible injuries that have cut short player’s seasons with the notable two being St Helens’ Alex Walmsley and Agnatius Paasi sidelined for three and nine months respectively, whilst Wigan Warriors Mike Cooper copped a season ender back on Good Friday when Wigan faced St Helens.

It’s now been confirmed that Wigan Warriors will lose another of their forwards for eight weeks, an injury that could well render the season over with just six Super League rounds left, and that has happened to Ethan Havard.

The young English forward has been a standout for Wigan this season after having had to step up given Cooper’s injury and that even saw him handed an England debut back in April.

Havard featured for England in the mid season international against France and even found himself getting on the score sheet with the 22-year-old impressing that day.

He’s continued hat good form although it was cut short with an injury picked up a few weeks back when Wigan faced Wakefield Trinity.

Initially ruled out for four to six weeks there’s not been an unfortunate set back that could see Havard miss the remainder of the season unfortunately.

Wigan confirmed the news via their Twitter page with an accompanying post to their website.

The statement read: “Wigan Warriors forward Ethan Havard has suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury and faces an extended period on the sidelines.

“Havard, who recently signed a new contract with the Club, suffered a hamstring injury early in the Betfred Super League Round 18 tie against Wakefield Trinity, initially ruling him out for four to six weeks.

“However, the 22-year-old has suffered a setback in training that required surgery.”

Head coach Matt Peet said: “It’s sad news for Ethan and the team.

“He is a determined character and is already working hard on his rehabilitation.”

It’s a big blow for both Havard and Wigan as a side who have suffered multiple injuries in their forward pack this season, not least Cooper’s terrible injury on Good Friday, but also issues across the season for Brad Singleton who has recently left for Salford Red Devils.