Blow for Wigan Athletic as forward '˜ruled out for the year'

Wigan Athletic have received a huge injury setback with news Gavin Massey could be out for the rest of 2018 after undergoing surgery on a hamstring problem.

Friday, 14th September 2018, 10:39 am
Updated Friday, 14th September 2018, 11:42 am
Gavin Massey scoring at Stoke last month

Massey, who’d enjoyed a brilliant start to the campaign, pulled up lame in the 1-0 defeat at QPR on August 25.

And he went under the knife this week to correct the problem - which boss Paul Cook admits will sideline him for some time.

“It’s unfortunately a bad one, for sure,” revealed Cook at his weekly press conference on Friday morning.

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“He had an operation on Wednesday, and we might be looking at three or four months.

“It’s a massive blow, because the kid was playing so well, but that’s part and parcel of football.”

Massey himself confirmed the news via social media, with a picture of him on crutches and a leg brace.

“Successful operation, hopefully be back soon,” he posted.

“Rest and recovery and now. Thanks for all the messages.”