Wigan hooker Michael McIlorum is expected to be out for the rest of the season as he recovers from a broken ankle.
McIlorum picked up the injury in the World Club Series against Brisbane.
Wigan coach Shaun Wane said he can’t see the forward appearing for the Warriors again in 2016.
“Micky’s operation went well, the surgeon is really happy,” he said.
“It will be a long one, I can’t see him playing again this year.”
The news is a blow for Wigan with McIlorum a key member of Wane’s side.