Wigan today announced that David Hodgson has been admitted to hospital to face an operation on his damaged achilles.
Head Coach Mike Gregory said,
"David could be out for four months and it is a terrible blow following on from the injuries to Andy Farrell, Adrian Lam , Mick Cassidy and Quentin Pongia. We are reduced to 18 fit first team players and we have not officially kicked off yet. Under the salary cap regulations I am not allowed to sign any emergency replacements. Just like last year we will have to call upon our youngsters but it is asking alot of them once again."