Wigan fear star man’s season may be over

Wigan Warrior are sweating on the fitness of one of their key stars after suffering what they fear is a long term injury in the club’s narrow win over Salford last night.

Warriors hooker Sam Powell was withdrawn with a suspected broken wrist during the 18-12 play-off triumph and Wigan boss Adrian Lam conceded it didn’t look good and that it was likely to be a long term issue.

“I think he has fractured his wrist, so it doesn’t look good. We will have a look how his injury comes up on the X-rays but Sam never comes off the field. He has played 80 minutes in nearly every game this year,” he told Wigan Today’s Phil Wilkinson.

“I asked him to go 10 minutes in the second half but he couldn’t, so I think it is going to be a long-term injury.

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“He is going to be a big loss for us. He is a great leader and he has been one of our most improved players of the year and I just hope there are just some sort of luck in the results (of the scans).”