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Warriors' concern over Leuluai injury; WIGAN WARRIORS.


ADRIAN Lam admits Wigan face a nervous wait to discover whether Tommy Leuluai's season - and potentially his career - could be over after suffering a potentially serious hamstring injury.

Leuluai limped off during Wigan's win against Leigh on Sunday afternoon, and the veteran half-back has been sent for scans to determine the severity of the problem. Lam insisted he would wait until the results of those scans before putting a prognosis on the problem, but admitted the injury does not look good.

"He immediately said it wasn't good," Lam said.

"We've already had two big hamstring injuries this year, and if that is the case for Tommy, it'll be devastating for us, but we'll wait and see what the result is. I don't want to jump to conclusions.

"It looks like he has done his hamstring to a serious degree, and we'll know more when the results come back. He's the captain of our club, and the player I turn to the most in the team. For me personally, it'd be a real disappointing moment. I'll have him by my side no matter what but it'd be a big blow."

When asked if a season-ending injury would mean the end of Leuluai's playing career, Lam remained tight-lipped.

He said: "It's not ideal, but it'll be something that Tommy needs to discuss with the club in the immediate future. But let's not jump the gun: let's wait to get the results back."

Liam Farrell will also miss out this week to rest a tight calf, while Oliver Gildart is also a fitness doubt. There is brighter news with the return of the likes of Zak Hardaker and Jai Field, but their game-time will be limited as they are eased back into action.

And it left Lam admitting this week has been the most challenging of his coaching career.

OFFICIAL COMMENTARY "It's been an absolute nightmare," he said.



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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Manchester Evening News (Manchester, United Kingdom)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Aug 5, 2021
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