Warriors provide injury update on skipper
Wigan Warriors say captain Sean O'Loughlin doesn't require surgery but he will be out of action for six to eight weeks.
The one-club man suffered a pectoral injury during the 15-14 victory over Hull FC at the KCOM Stadium on Thursday.
O'Loughlin has been assessed over the past few days after it was initially feared he may have to go under the knife to correct the issue.
But the DW Stadium outfit have offered up some good news to fans after confirming he doesn't require surgery, although he won't be back in action for six to eight weeks.
The 36-year-old will now embark on a "period of rehabilitation" with the club's medical and strength and conditioning staff.
Head coach Adrian Lam told the club's official website: "Losing a player of Sean's influence and ability will always be tough to take, yet the silver lining to this is that we should be welcoming him back into the fold as we look to make the play-offs at the end of the season. It's up to us now as a unit to maintain our upward trajectory in recent weeks by securing a play-off berth to welcome Sean back into the squad."
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