Wigan Warriors suffer injury blow with Willie Isa to undergo surgery

Drew Darbyshire
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Willie Isa in action for Wigan Warriors

Wigan Warriors coach Matt Peet has confirmed an injury blow to forward Willie Isa, who is set to undergo surgery on a pectoral injury.

There’s a chance the former Samoa international may not play again this season, with Peet saying he’s facing months on the sidelines rather than weeks.

“He’s going to need surgery Willie,” Peet said.

“We can’t define a timeline yet until he’s had his follow up with the surgeon so he’s going to be under the knife, so it’s going to be months rather than weeks.”

Isa only returned to action in last weekend’s 11-10 defeat to Hull KR in the Challenge Cup semi-finals after a two-month lay-off with a hamstring injury.

Asked if Isa was out for the rest of the season, Peet replied: “Potentially but I wouldn’t confirm yet.

“There’s a chance but there’s a chance he could feature again – it is very much going to be on the timeline the surgeon gives us the next time we speak.”

The Warriors will aim to bounce back from last weekend’s Challenge Cup semi-final defeat to Hull KR in Round 20 of Super League against neighbours Leigh Leopards on Saturday in front of the Channel 4 cameras.

Wigan Warriors sign Salford prop Tyler Dupree with Brad Singleton heading the other way

Wigan Warriors have signed Tyler Dupree from Salford Red Devils with immediate effect, with Brad Singleton going the other way.

England international Dupree, 23, has signed a four-year contract with Wigan, with Salford receiving a club record transfer fee.

The move sees experienced prop Brad Singleton move to Salford immediately as part of the deal.

Warriors boss Peet said: “Tyler will bring a strong running no-nonsense style to our forward pack.

“He is a great age and has his best years ahead of him and he will complement our forward pack really well.

“Brad joined us in September 2020 in the dark days of COVID, and led a young forward pack to a League Leaders’ Shield and Grand Final.

“He had agreed to join Salford after this season and we felt that with us wanting Tyler for the next few years, it made sense to make the switch now.

“Throughout his time at Wigan, he has been a quality professional and team-mate and a pleasure to coach.

“I wish him and his family all the best for the future.”

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