Wigan captain Sean O’Loughlin will not require surgery on a pectoral injury he suffered in his side’s 15-14 win over Hull on Thursday.
The 36-year-old left the field with the injury in the first half of Wigan’s win over Hull FC at the KCOM Stadium and didn’t return.
It was first feared that he could miss the rest of the season with the pectoral problem, but scans have revealed he is scheduled to return to action within six to eight weeks.
Warriors coach Adrian Lam commented: “Losing a player of Sean’s influence and ability will always be tough to take, yet the silver lining to this is that we should be welcoming him back into the fold as we look to make the play-offs at the end of the season.
“It’s up to us now as a unit to maintain our upward trajectory in recent weeks by securing a play-off berth to welcome Sean back into the squad.”