Sarginson faces at least a month on sidelines

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DAN Sarginson will undergo surgery on a damaged hamstring tendon - putting the centre out for at least a month.

The 22-year-old centre limped off the field during Warriors’ nail-biting win over Leeds two weeks ago, and results from a scan revealed he will need an operation.

We need to get him operated on and once his had his operation we’ll have a viewpoint but he’s going to be out for at least a month. But I’m comfortable with the cover we’ve got

Shaun Wane

Sarginson has returned eight tries from his 18 appearances this season, and with Wigan launching their assault on the play-offs at the end of the month, coach Shaun Wane admits the absence of the former London Broncos star will be felt.

“We’ll miss Dan because he’s a great player. We’ll miss him but it’s life,” Wane told the Evening Post.

“Every Super League club has to go through it and you have to have a squad that can help you when things like this happen.”

While there is no definite timeframe on Sarginson’s recovery until he has had surgery, Wane hopes to have him back before the end of the season.

But with cover in the centres from the likes of Joel Tomkins and John Bateman, Wane is confident he has the manpower to cover the spot.

“He’s going to be out a while,” confirmed the coach.

“We need to get him operated on and once his had his operation we’ll have a viewpoint but he’s going to be out for at least a month. But I’m comfortable with the cover we’ve got.”

Meanwhile, the weekend’s results confirmed Warriors will face Leeds, St Helens and Warrington away from home in the Super 8s.

And Wane was pleased to see his players put in a commanding display against Hull FC, one of the sides Wigan will face at home, last week.

“Even though we put 48 points on them it was a very, very physical game. I’ve watched it back a couple of times and there are some really good contacts in there,” he said.

“The Super 8s will be really intense.”

Warriors under-19s hit top gear by beating Hull KR 68-0 at Orrell yesterday.

Matty Peet’s side scored tries through Jack Higginson, Paddy Jones, Liam Marshall, Jack Wells, Luke Waterworth, Kieran Sherratt, Gabriel Fell and Jake Moore.