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Wigan Warriors full-back Michael Withers will be out of the game for several weeks after knee surgery.

Withers is to have an operation on the injury he suffered during the tense engage Super League win over Leeds Rhinos last Tuesday.

Head coach Brian Noble said: "Michael picked up the injury in the game against Leeds Rhinos and surgery is required. It is bad luck for both Michael and the club.

"Like a lot of other clubs we work with a small squad these days and injuries inevitably come around, we hope Michael recovers quickly as he is very important to our side."

Wigan Warriors welcome back experienced second rower Bryan Fletcher, who missed last Sunday