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Warrington Wolves confirm season-ending injury in cruel blow

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Warrington Wolves hammered Huddersfield Giants on Friday night with a 48-0 win but it was one that Sam Burgess described as “costly”, something that’s been confirmed now with a season-ending injury sustained.

Eight different players scored a single try a piece with Stefan Ratchford operating at 100% success with the boot to hand out a miserable defeat to Huddersfield Giants. It’s led to rising pressure on Ian Watson with the boss revealing the pressures and stress of the job in a passionate post-match interview.

For Sam Burgess, it was a far more relaxed post-match interview after witnessing his side put on such a masterful showing, however, he confirmed it had come at a cost with three players picking up injuries.

It’s now been revealed just how costly those injuries were with the club confirming that one player will undergo surgery after a season-ending injury. The sad news has come just hours after it was announced Warrington will face Wigan in Las Vegas for their Round Three Super League clash next March.

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Warrington Wolves lose Connor Wrench for the year

Connor Wrench Warrington Wolves

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It’s been announced by the club via their social media channels that Connor Wrench will miss the remainder of the season following the knee injury that he sustained on Friday night. Wrench was seen in huge distress and had to leave the field with Burgess confirming that the centre was distraught in the changing rooms.

Warrington Wolves posted on their social media: “Connor Wrench will undergo surgery on an ACL injury which will rule our centre out for the remainder of the season Wrenchy has our full support in every step of his recovery”.

It’s a cruel blow for the 22-year-old who had recently returned from knee surgery but he now finds himself back under the knife and on the sidelines for an extended period. Wrench had played the games this season, returning from injury in Round 13 and even scoring on Friday night.

On Friday night, Sam Burgess had revealed: “It’s not looking good for Connor [Wrench], I mean… he’s had previous major surgery there so it’s not looking good for him.”

Burgess confirmed he did not know if it was the same knee, simply adding that the 22-year-old was “very upset” and that he expected him to miss a significant period. Unfortunately, that’s now been confirmed.

Warrington Wolves also lost Lachlan Fitzgibbon and Toby King on Friday night and both men will miss out this Thursday against Leeds after not being named in the 21-man squad, with Josh Thewlis also missing from the week prior.

It creates a scenario where Wire are very thin in the backs with Matty Ashton potentially set to return but King, Thewlis and Wrench are all confirmed absentees.

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