Adrian Lam provides injury update on Jai Field

New signing Jai Field endured a luckless Wigan debut as he was forced off during last night's Super League victory against Leigh.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 10:32 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th March 2021, 12:38 am
Jai Field leaves the pitch on his debut

The Aussie - playing on the wing - hobbled off in the 19th minute after hyper-extending his leg, and didn't return.

Coach Adrian Lam said: "He's torn his hamstring, so up to six weeks out. Six weeks plus, depending on the severity.

"I am gutted for him because I asked him to play out on the wing there, and he accepted that to get his debut.

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"It was an opportunity for him to pick up the ball and show his speed but unfortunately, he tore his hamstring."

Without him, Wigan fought back from 18-0 down against the newcomers to score two tries before the break, and a double afterwards to claim an opening day 20-18 victory.

Field's injury compounds Lam's problems in the backs, given his first-choice wingers Liam Marshall and Dom Manfredi - as well as centre Oliver Gildart - are out injured.

Meanwhile, No.1 Bevan French yesterday set off on his way back from Australia after being given more time off to spend with his family.