Wigan head coach Matt Peet has confirmed that Kai Pearce-Paul will be out for “a few months” through injury.
The centre left the field during their Challenge Cup sixth round victory over Salford.
Pearce-Paul, 21, joined Wigan on a four-year deal ahead of the 2020 season from London Broncos.
He made his debut in his first season, and enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2021, making 19 appearances.
However, the Warriors will be without their star youngster through injury.
Peet confirms Kai Pearce-Paul injury
“He’s torn some ligaments,” said Peet. “Scans have confirmed that and we’re just waiting for confirmation whether it needs an operation or not.
“We’re looking at a good few months.
“It’s unfortunate. But it’s part of the game and that’s the reason why we like to build strength in depth and have good juniors. As well, it gives Kai the opportunity to do a little bit of work on himself in the gym, but at the moment he’s still hurting on the bad news.”
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Bevan French to return
Bevan French will make his return from injury against Hull this Thursday, Peet has confirmed.
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Peet said: “He’ll play. I won’t say where, but he’ll play.
“He’s exciting and unpredictable. He has a great talent. We won’t be expecting too much this week. We want him to get back on the field, enjoy his game and compete.
“He’s shown glimpses that he’s ready to come and compete. He’s back amongst the lads and enjoying training.
“Bevan is working hard. This week, I’ll just be happy to see him out there and competing hard.”
Centre Iain Thornley has also been named in the Wigan squad. The 30-year-old sustained an injury in the opening fixture against Hull KR at Craven Park.
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