Wigan Head Coach Matt Peet has given an update on both Oliver Partington and Zak Hardaker amid recent injury worries.
Partington rolled his ankle after a collision in training. However, the club are confident he will fit before the start of the season.
On Partington, Peet told the club website: “There was a clash during a skill game, a bit of a coming together, which resulted in Oliver rolling his ankle.
“It’s a shame for him but hopefully, he can put the work in and we are confident that he will be ready for the start of the season.”
Meanwhile, Hardaker has suffered a recurrence of the neck injury which kept him out for a period during the 2021 season.
He posted on social media: “Just so people don’t ask a million questions, had a slipped disc in my neck for months.
“Got it checked a out a few week(s) ago, and it’s got (a) little worse. Nothing to(0) major.
“Be out for a few weeks, but be back firing for the season.”
Just arrived for my op 🤟🏻be back soon as 🍒⚪️ pic.twitter.com/bo7WcV8q0b
— Zak Hardaker (@zakhardaker1) December 10, 2021
Peet added on Hardaker: “I am pleased we have been able to get the best option for Zak and for him to attack the season fully fit.”
Peet feeling the excitement
The new Wigan Head Coach also explained his excitement for his first season in charge of Wigan. He was announced as Adrian Lam’s replacement back in October.
It will be his first senior job in rugby league, having worked his way up at the Warriors from the academy, up to the first team.
He added: “I feel the excitement, the players are talking about it, it seems like there’s a good atmosphere in the place and how we’ve been out and about – it feels like there’s anticipation about the season.
“It’s building gradually, we are concentrating on the day-to-day tasks but with one eye on what is an exciting season ahead.”