Wigan Warriors have confirmed forward Liam Farrell will miss around four months of action with a torn pectoral muscle.
The 28-year-old England international suffered the damage during Sunday’s 20-8 World Club Challenge defeat to Sydney Roosters and is set to undergo surgery.
Related: Cardiff Plan Sala Tribute
Adrian Lam confirmed the news on Tuesday and admits Farrell’s absence will be felt by the Warriors squad. “Liam has unfortunately torn his pectoral muscle and will go under the knife in the next 24 hours to reattach it,” said head coach Lam.
“It’s a blow as Liam is a quality player and he is part of our leadership group, but injuries are part and parcel of a sport as tough as rugby league and his misfortune presents another member of our squad with an opportunity to contribute.
“We’ll support Liam throughout this process and get him on the road to recovery as soon as possible.”11 BUSINESS NUGGETS FROM SUPER EAGLES BRONZE MEDAL TRIUMPH. The content of this ebook will propel you above your competition. DOWNLOAD NOW!!!