Tomkins targets April return

Wigan fullback Sam Tomkins is looking to get back into action in April for the Warriors, after suffering knee and foot injuries which disrupted his 2016 campaign.

The start to his 2016 season was delayed by an operation on a knee injury, while he broke his foot later in the season, which ruled him out of the surge to Grand Final glory.

“I can’t run yet but the moon-boot is now off and that’s a luxury, being able to wash my leg!” he told

“Touch wood, the injury has healed and I’d say April (for a return).”

Tomkins is sanguine about missing out on so much action last season, as he believes has largely enjoyed good fortune with injury during his career.

“I’ve been really lucky with injuries during my career and then I’ve done my knee and broke my foot – two major injuries – in a year, so it’s bad timing,” he explained.

“But I’ve seen players who have injury after injury after injury, and I’ve been lucky – from 2008 until my knee operation – so while I was gutted to be out, I could see the bigger picture.

“Obviously I was gutted to miss the Grand Final, but I was buzzing for all the lads who were there for the first time.

“I’ve been lucky, I’ve won two Grand Finals and two Challenge Cups, so to see young kids who had never won a Grand Final get a ring – my excitement was for them.”



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