Dom Manfredi out to make his own luck with Wigan Warriors

Dom Manfredi has questioned whether his playing style has contributed to his bad luck after emerging from the "dark days" of another injury lay-off.
Dom Manfredi made his comeback last weekendDom Manfredi made his comeback last weekend
Dom Manfredi made his comeback last weekend

The all-action winger has had three serious knee injuries since the summer of 2016, limiting him to just 10 matches during that time until his comeback on Sunday.

He made a try-scoring return to the Wigan side in the 26-12 win against Hull FC - his first game in 10 months.

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And as he hopes for an injury-free run in the side, he admits he may look at ways of adapting his game to help.

"Maybe I should learn how to have a bit of self-preservation," said Manfredi.

"It probably doesn't help with the way I play, I chuck myself in (to contact).

"It's good to be back playing again, I feel good, and I just want to stay injury-free and enjoy myself."

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The 26-year-old suffered his first serious knee injury in August 2016. His 2017 was wiped out, he played six matches the following year - including a two-try show in the Grand Final - and then four games last season before suffering a third serious knee injuries.

"There are some dark days being injured and I wouldn't wish it on anyone, it's really tough and it leaves its mark on you," he said. "To be back playing, I'm really grateful."