Warrington Wolves reveal more on Joe Philbin injury with recovery timeframe revealed

Drew Darbyshire
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Joe Philbin in action for Warrington Wolves in 2024

Warrington Wolves have confirmed that Joe Philbin will be out for around 10 weeks after undergoing surgery on his groin.

Speaking in his weekly press conference on Wednesday, Warrington coach Sam Burgess confirmed that Philbin would miss next week’s Challenge Cup final after suffering a groin injury in their 16-8 win over Catalans Dragons in the south of France on Saturday.

And now the club have confirmed that homegrown forward Philbin has undergone successful surgery on his adductor injury, keeping him sidelined for around 10 weeks.

“Everyone has pulled through okay except Philbs,” Burgess said in his press conference on Tuesday ahead of Saturday’s Super League clash with Wigan.

“He’s no good – he’ll be out for a little bit. He’ll probably be no good for Wembley, which is sad.

“We see him around the place and he’s a pretty happy character so he’ll take it in his stride. He’s had a couple of injuries to deal with as he’s an experienced guy. I’m sad for him, but he’ll move on.”

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Sam Burgess ‘really thrilled’ to secure signing of Huddersfield Giants captain Luke Yates

Earlier this week, Warrington announced the signing of Huddersfield captain Luke Yates on a two-year deal from 2025.

“Really thrilled to get Luke onboard,” Burgess said. “He’s a really quality bloke, he’s the captain there at Huddersfield and he epitomises hard work and being a great team-mate, and those are the kind of players we’re trying to recruit. From the first time I met him I was sure that we needed him here at Warrington, he’s a good fella.

“I felt he was a key signing for the club. It’s a strong stance recruiting those kinds of players who are all work ethic and team first, so he’s going to be a brilliant addition to the club, there’s no doubt about that.”

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