Sam Powell to miss rest of the season

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Wigan hooker Sam Powell is unlikely to play again in 2019 after suffering a suspected fractured wrist.

The 27-year-old picked up a wrist injury in the first half of Wigan’s 18-12 win over Salford in the qualifying final play-off at the DW Stadium on Friday night.

Powell left the field and didn’t to action, with coach Adrian Lam admitting that he is unlikely to play again this season.

Lam said: “I think he has fractured his wrist, so it doesn’t look good.

“We will have a look how his injury comes up on the x-rays tomorrow but Sam never comes off the field. He has played 80 minutes in nearly every game this year.

“I asked him to go 10 minutes longer in the second half but he couldn’t, so I think it is going to be a long-term injury.

“He is going to be a big loss for us. He is a great leader and he has been one of our most improved players of the year and I just hope there are just some sort of luck in the results in the MRI scan or x-rays.”

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