Wigan winger Dom Manfredi has suffered an ACL knee injury and will not play again in 2019.
The 25-year-old sustained the season-ending injury having ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in Wigan’s 38-28 defeat at Castleford Tigers on Friday night.
Manfredi played just 10 games, including last year’s Grand Final, since returning from a two-year injury lay-off with his other knee.
Warriors executive director, Kris Radlinski, commented: “Dom visited a specialist yesterday who confirmed our worst fears and the injury that he sustained at Castleford Tigers would end his season.
“This is a devastating blow for Dom and the team.
“Dom only returned from surgery on his other knee towards the end of last year and had the fairy-tale ending at Old Trafford.
“Now he faces the same journey of rehabilitation. Our focus is on helping him through this difficult time.”