BLAKE Green is set to be sidelined for around three months after scans revealed he tore his bicep in Saturday’s epic Magic victory against Leeds.
The stand-off was in sensational form before leaving the action in the final stages, clutching his arm.
Australian Green is expected to undergo surgery this week.
Coach Shaun Wane said: “He’s torn his bicep. It’s a 12-week injury, though obviously we’ll have a better idea down the track. It’s a blow for Blake and for us, but we’ll deal with it.”
Green’s injury tainted a stunning victory on Saturday night, with an already-depleted squad.
The triumph kept Wigan fourth in the ladder, though level on points with third-placed Castleford who have a superior for-and-against difference.
If Green is absent for 12 weeks he could be in line for a return in mid-August.
His injury may prompt fresh speculation about his future. He is out of contract at the end of this season and has a new offer on the table from the Warriors. But he is weighing up his options, with Salford and several NRL outfits monitoring his position.
Sam Powell is set to provide cover for Green in his absence. And Wane admits he has a real chance to make an impression during the summer – and prove he is good enough for the No.6, should Green decide to leave.
“He knows it could be there for the taking, it’s up to him to respond,” said Wane.
George Williams can also play stand-off, but has been providing cover at hooker.
Wane admits he may consider the possibility of recalling Logan Tomkins from his loan deal at Salford, who the Warriors face on Thursday.