Wigan Warriors have suffered a huge blow as the full extent of Jai Field’s injury has been revealed.
Field limped off against Leigh Leopards at the end of the game.
It looked like a hamstring injury which caused him problems in 2021 and has dealt him a huge blow.
Field will be out for 8-10 weeks Matt Peet confirmed today in his press conference.
He said: “Jai Field is 8-10 weeks and Cade Cust will be checked every week. It’s a challenge certainly but one we look forward to. The fact Jai doesn’t need an operation is a bonus.”
It seems Cust is a week to week basis and of course it is good news that Field doesn’t require surgery.
Nonetheless, the Warriors will be sweating over Cust’s fitness as well as Liam Marshall’s.
The winger missed the win over Leigh with a foot injury.
On the Warriors’ website, Peet said:
“Particularly with Jai Field and although 8-10 sounds like a kick for us, immediately after it he thought it was the same as last time, so the fact he doesn’t need an operation is a bonus. Liam Marshall hasn’t trained yet so we’ll see how he gets on this week.”
Abbas Miski scored a brace against the Leopards underlining the Warriors’ squad depth.
Peet said of this:
“We’ve got options. You always wish that everyone was available for selection for every game but I think you know through pre-season, when you practice and the way you put your squad together, the full 25 will be tested.
“No one individual will separate this game. This will be about moments of team commitment, and when both teams are presented with opportunities, who can take them.”