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Good Friday's sensational win over St.Helens in the Tetley's Super League has come at a cost, with the news that young forward Ricky Bibey is set be sidelined for up to 12 weeks.
The 24-22 victory was described by Warriors Coach Stuart Raper as, "The best victory I've been involved in with a bunch of guys, because of the situation. With what happened in the last week with us, it was an amazing win."
The derby success though has come at a price with Bibey out for between two and three months with a broken bone in his back, Chairman Maurice Lindsay said,
"It is another big blow for us, it is too difficult to predict just how long he will be out. Although we have no game this week, we then face Bradford, Leeds and Widnes in quick succession, Ricky is added to the growing list of players in the treatment room. Wigan have proved with the win against St.Helens what we can do despite the injury situation at the club and we will battle on."
For more information contact Graham Emmerson - Press Officer 01942 774000.