Wigan Warriors boss Matt Peet provides update on injured duo with return fixture in sight

Wigan Warriors head coach Matt Peet has provided an update on injured trio Mike Cooper, Ethan Havard and Sam Walters with return fixtures in sight.
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Havard, 23, has not featured in 2024 following the injury sustained during the Grand Final victory over Catalans Dragons last October.

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The forward suffered a repeat of a hamstring blow at Old Trafford, which has forced him to watch from the sidelines since.

Matt Peet has provided an update on injured duo Mike Cooper and Ethan HavardMatt Peet has provided an update on injured duo Mike Cooper and Ethan Havard
Matt Peet has provided an update on injured duo Mike Cooper and Ethan Havard
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Meanwhile, veteran prop Mike Cooper, 35, suffered a knee injury during the World Club Challenge triumph against Penrith Panthers earlier in February.

Providing an update, Warriors boss Peet admits that he is hopeful of seeing the pair return to action for the Super League fixture at home to Castleford Tigers later this month in Round 8.

“Ethan Havard is obviously not named in the squad this week, but we’re expecting him back for the second Castleford game,” Peet said.

“And probably the same game with Mike Cooper, too.”

Meanwhile, Peet expects off-season recruit Sam Walters to be available for around Super League Round 11.

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The back-rower, who joined from Leeds Rhinos ahead of 2024 on a three-year deal, suffered a broken collarbone during the club’s 40-0 pre-season win over Hull FC at the MKM Stadium in February.

Walters, 23, has since undergone surgery and is expected to be back for the away trip to Huddersfield Giants on May 11.

Elsewhere, young forward Sam Eseh continues with his rehabilitation from a hamstring injury sustained during the club’s reserves friendly fixture with Huddersfield at Wigan Rugby Union Club.

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