Frustrated O’Loughlin unsure of return

Wigan captain Sean O’Loughlin doesn’t know when he is going to return from his latest injury setback.

The England loose forward, who has missed seven of his side’s last 14 games, was set for a return against Leeds a fortnight ago after shrugging off a neck problem but pulled his groin in the warm-up. He missed that game, the following one against Hull, and has confirmed he is unavailable for Saturday’s mouthwatering Magic Weekend clash with the Rhinos.

“I’ve not done any running since before the Leeds game,” he said.

“I’ll probably have a run this week but I’m not sure when I’ll be back. It’s been a bit stop-start for me but I’m hoping I can get on top of it now. If it’s not this week, it’s definitely the week after.

“It’s not one main injury, just a couple of little things that I’ve had since the start of the season. That’s the most frustrating thing, coming at the beginning of the season when you’re real keen to get going.

“I just want to get back playing again and get some games under my belt.”

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