A week ago, Liam Farrell picked up the Man of the Match as Wigan battered the Champions St Helens 30-10 with a terrific performance that maintained their unbeaten home record in 2022.
It cemented their second place position in the table and their home semi-final as Liam Farrell alongside Jai Field and Bevan French ran riot in the ultimate counter attacking performance from the Warriors as they absorbed all that an oddly out of sorts Saints side threw at them coming up with plenty of tries on the break to catch the Champions cold.
It was a massive psychological blow from Wigan to their rivals in the race for Old Trafford but was a fixture in which the Warriors also suffered a massive blow in the race for the Grand Final.
Liam Farrell left the field early in the second half and now Jenna Brooks of Sky Sports has revealed that the second-row suffered a low grade ACL injury which means he’s “touch and go” to play again this season according to Brooks tonight.
Farrell has been one of Wigan’s best players over the last few seasons enjoying a real renasciance at the end of his career and was guaranteed a place in the England squad under hos former England boss Shaun Wane but now that is in serious doubt.
Fortunately, Wigan have options in this area with John Bateman, Kai Pearce-Paul, Willie Isa and James McDonnell all very handy in the backrow with Bateman also notching an assist in tonight’s game against Catalans to help the Warriors open the scoring through Harry Smith.
However, the quality of Farrell especially in attack makes his injury a big blow.