Manfredi suffers another sickening season-ending knee injury

Luckless Dom Manfredi has suffered yet another season-ending injury after rupturing his ACL.

The winger limped off during the club’s defeat to Castleford on Friday and scans have realised Wigan’s worst fears.

It’s a devastating blow for the speedster, who was only 10 games into his return from a two-year layoff after two previous serious knee injuries.

Manfredi cruelly suffered his first knee injury several years ago at The Jungle during 2016, which started his two-year absence.

It’s believed his latest setback is the other knee to the previous one.

Wigan Executive Director, Kris Radlinski, said: “Dom visited a specialist yesterday who confirmed our worst fears and the injury that he sustained at Castleford Tigers would end his season. This is a devastating blow for Dom and the team.

“Dom only returned from surgery on his other knee towards the end of last year and had the fairy-tale ending at Old Trafford. Now he faces the same journey of rehabilitation. Our focus is on helping him through this difficult time.”