Ben Flower to miss rest of regular season

Drew Darbyshire

Wigan prop Ben Flower will miss the rest of the regular campaign after undergoing knee surgery.

The Wales international only returned from a long-term back injury in the 36-18 win over Hull KR last weekend.

But he has since had surgery on his knee to “clean up a bit of cartilage”. He is expected to miss four to six weeks.

Flower could return for the first game of the play-offs if he recovers within four weeks.

Wigan coach Adrian Lam said: “He’s out with a meniscus issue, he needs an arthroscopy so that will be him out for between four and six weeks.”

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