Warrington Wolves Injury Update: Key Players Return and Recovery Progress

Warrington Wolves Coach Sam Burgess Provides Injury Update on Key Players

Warrington Wolves coach Sam Burgess has shared a comprehensive injury report on several members of his squad who are currently sidelined. While the Wire will welcome back Australian back-rower Lachlan Fitzgibbon (back) for their upcoming clash with Huddersfield Giants, versatile forward Jordy Crowther (ankle) and winger Matty Ashton (back) face a less certain outlook.

“Lachie is back, we’re not too sure on Matty Ashton just yet and Jordy Crowther won’t play this week,” Burgess revealed. “Jordy’s not far off – he’s close this week but he’ll possibly be ready for next week.”

The coach expressed optimism about Fitzgibbon’s return, stating:

“Lachie’s over it – he had a little procedure on it but he’s trained fully this week so he’ll be good to go. He’s no spring chicken anymore but he plays tough and puts his body on the line. Hopefully we see him on the field consistently.”

In other injury news, Joe Philbin is making steady progress in his recovery from a groin issue that sidelined him for the recent Challenge Cup final.

“Philbs is doing alright – he’s on track but he’s still five or six weeks away, maybe longer,” Burgess added.

Furthermore, off-season recruit Wesley Bruines has faced a challenging start to his Warrington career, having suffered two hamstring injuries in quick succession.

“Wes has had a really tough time,” the coach explained. “He had a really bad hamstring injury, had it repaired and then in his first session back at full fitness, he pulled his other one in a freak accident. He’s had a really tough run, but he’s such a great lad with a great attitude. He’d got himself in great shape but he just needs to get his body right now.”

As Warrington prepare to take on Huddersfield this Friday, Burgess will be hopeful of welcoming back several key players in the coming weeks to bolster their rugby league campaign.

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