Liam Marshall nearing return after ACL injury lay-off

Wigan head coach Adrian Lam has confirmed that winger Liam Marshall is “probably two weeks away” from a long-awaited return to action. 

The 25-year-old has been sidelined since suffering a serious knee injury against Castleford last September.

Marshall, who suffered the same injury in 2018, is now back in team training ahead of his return to first team action.

The Wigan St Patricks youth player has scored 63 tries in 80 appearances for the Warriors since debuting back in 2016. 

Earlier in his career, a fruitful loan spell in the Championship with Swinton also saw Marshall finish the season as top try scorer after crossing 20 times in 22 appearances.

“He’s trained with the full squad for the first time today [Thursday],” Lam said.

“They gave him a round of applause for getting back out there with them.”

Lam also confirmed that captain Tommy Leuluai and Jai Field remain out with their respective sternum and hamstring injuries.

Meanwhile, centre Oliver Gildart is nearing a return after missing the opening weeks of the season with a groin injury.

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