Dom Manfredi an damage doubt for Wigan Warriors’ title tilt

Dom Manfredi has missed the last three games

Dom Manfredi has missed the last three games
Dom Manfredi has missed the final three video games

The winger, 27, has irritation round certainly one of his knees which can require minor surgical procedure.

He has missed the final three video games with the issue, which is exhibiting no indicators of settling down. Coach Adrian Lam mentioned: “Dom’s a little bit of a priority, he’s received a free physique within the knee and he may have a clear out.

“We’ll see what’s suggested and take it from there, we’ll most likely know extra within the subsequent 24 hours or so.”

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If Manfredi misses Thursday’s semi-final – which might be in opposition to Hull FC on the DW Stadium – it might put his involvement within the Grand Last eight days later doubtful, ought to they attain the title-decider. In his absence, and with Liam Marshall sidelined till subsequent spring, Jake Bibby has been filling the precise wing spot.

On a optimistic be aware, Sean O’Loughlin is on target to recuperate from a hamstring damage in time for Wigan’s subsequent sport.

Lam mentioned he was “60-40 final week” and can assess the captain’s restoration within the subsequent few days.

If he returns, he might want to make a name on leaving out one of many gamers concerned within the 19-6 victory at Huddersfield which secured the league leaders’ defend.

Wigan had hoped Joe Greenwood’s suspension could have been lowered, in wake of the choice to chop the season early and head into the play-offs.

However his two-game ban – imposed after the derby win – stays in place, ruling him out of the semi-final. He can be free to return for the Grand Last, ought to Wigan attain the decider at Hull’s KCOM Stadium on November 27.

With no sport this weekend, Lam has used this week to maintain his gamers match and recent for his or her semi-final showdown on Thursday.

“We’ve educated fairly arduous and had some enjoyable in there as effectively, as a result of it’s very long time between video games,” he added.

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