Wigan have dominated out new Australian signing Jai Field for five months with a severe torn hamstring sustained on his Extensive League debut.
The 23-year-ragged utility assist, who has joined the Warriors on a two-year contract from Parramatta, sustained the harm correct 19 minutes into Friday’s opening sport in opposition to Leigh.
Wigan coach Adrian Lam says the harm proved worse than at the origin thought.
“It is miles the worst-case scenario with Jai,” Lam stated.
“It seems like he’s torn the belly of the hamstring, with tendons and the entirety involved with that, so it be a actual unsightly harm. He’ll be out five months, it be no longer elegant the least bit.”
Lam stated the membership used to be devastated for Field and his household, noting the pandemic had already made his time in the UK complex.
“We now have correct obtained to ascertain we rally spherical him to form him if reality be told feel k because of it be a posh time for him,” he stated.
“He’s been here for a prolonged time without his household and during the COVID duration he’s been remoted. He gets an opportunity to play rugby which he loves most and this occurs.”
Field used to be outmoded as a makeshift winger on Friday, with both Liam Marshall and Dom Manfredi on the sidelines.
Lam added that half-assist Jackson Hastings, who sat out the opening sport after arriving assist slack from Australia, will play in opposition to Trinity as he persevered to dampen speculation over the player’s immediate future.
“He’s here, he’s coaching properly and we’re taking part in his firm,” Lam stated.
“He’s going to play a phase in helping us be a hit this year.
“He ran the water for us final Friday and most likely he’ll play this week. He’ll be in the 17.”
Australian beefy-assist Bevan French is presently in quarantine after additionally delaying his return to the UK but is shut to playing.
“The main day he can join us is in on Thursday so he’ll be on the bus with us,” Lam stated.