Wigan Warriors Head Coach Adrian Lam will assess his squad options ahead of Thursday’s clash with Wakefield Trinity in St Helens.
With Liam Marshall a long-term absentee, and Dom Manfredi also out with a thumb injury, it meant giving a debut to Jai Field on the wing.
Field, who usually plays fullback or halfback, picked up a hamstring injury during Friday’s win over Leigh Centurions that Lam confirmed will keep him out for five months.
He said: “It is the worst case scenario with Jai. He has torn the belly of the hamstring, tendons and everything involved.
“It’s a real bad injury, five months he’ll be out.”
Lam also confirmed Oliver Gildart is still a few weeks from a return, after picking up a groin injury during pre-season.
On his options, he added: “Weve got Sam Halsall and James McDonnell who can come into the fray, or we play another player out of position again.
“It is a difficult period for us, I know we already have six or seven players out. We are trying not to focus on that, and rather the players we have playing.”
Lam also confirmed the club will discuss Chris Hankinson’s loan deal, amid their problems at centre. He is currently on loan at London Broncos.
On Hankinson, Lam said: “Chris is based and living down in London at the moment. It is something as a club we will address. We havent done it before because of that.
“It is something we need to address in the next week or two.”