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Wigan Warriors hit with huge injury blow following Good Friday win

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Wigan Warriors earnt a huge win on Good Friday as they beat rivals St Helens 14-6 in front of a packed out DW Stadium.

The home side were hugely impressive as they took away St Helens’ strengths and nullified their attack, whilst being clinical themselves.

They were watched by a huge 24,275 fans which was the highest attendance at the DW for a Wigan Warriors game since March 2005.

Whilst the win was a massive high the team have since had the terrible news of an injury to one of their veteran stars.

Mike Cooper was the victim of a hip-drop tackle from Morgan Knowles, for which the Saints man is now up at tribunal facing a Grade D charge, and following scans Matt Peet has confirmed the worst.

In his press conference Peet said: “He’ll miss the rest of the season, he’s done a lot of damage to his knee, including his ACL. We’re looking at 9-12 months.”

An ACL injury is a horrific injury at any point in a career but aged 34 it could be catastrophic for Cooper who will have turned 35 by the start of next season, for which he will have his sights set on now.

Wigan will continue the season with Brad Singleton and Patrick Mago as their established senior props whilst Harvie Hill could also feature as a young player coming through.

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