Wigan have revealed that centre Dan Sarginson is out for the rest of the season, thanks to a hamstring injury.
Scans showed severe tendon damage, so the player has undergone sugery to help fix the problem.
“It’s been a tricky situation with Dan,” Wigan coach Shaun Wane told his club’s official website.
“We really wanted to give him every chance to play again this year but after our medical staff and a couple of other medical experts who specialise in this area looked into it we agreed that this was the only real option.
“We’re gutted, as is Dan, it’s a bad time to lose a first team centre but we’ve no alternative but to keep working together as a team to make sure the loss does not affect us.
“John Bateman has done well at centre recently, young Oliver Gildart looks at home in the first team whilst we’ve Anthony Gelling fit again now so we’ve options there and it will be business as usual.”
Sarginson himself hopes to come back stronger in 2016.
“I’m gutted with the news, no player likes picking up injuries but it’s part and parcel of playing professional rugby league,” he said.
“My aim now is to work hard with my rehabilitation and to come back stronger next season.”