Wigan release Davico

Wigan today confirmed that they have terminated Luke Davico's contract with the club due to injury. Luke damaged his pectoral muscle in the pre-season friendly at Salford last month.

Wigan Chairman Maurice Lindsay said,

"Luke was operated on last week and he has been advised by the surgeon to totally rest for six to twelve months. Rugby League is out of the question for him and he is set to return home in the near future. It is a sad day for Luke and a blow for the club, but there was no other choice following the operation. I recall Bradford Bulls suffering in a similar way last year when they lost Toa Kohe-Love before the first game of the season."

Luke Davico added,

"It's devastating and I am shattered by the news. I felt absolutely at home here at Wigan and it is a massive blow that I won't be able to play in this side. The club, the players and the fans have been great to me and I just wish I could have repaid them .I hope they have a great season and I just wish I could have been a part of it."