Wigan centre Dan Sarginson should be fit for the Warriors upcoming preseason games.
The 22 year-old suffered a hamstring injury that required surgery during Wigan’s 26-24 win over Leeds Rhinos in July.
But now the former London Bronco says he is well on the road to recovery following five months out of action: “I’m at the back end of the rehab,” he told the club’s official website. “I should be light running next week and then back into it, alright for pre-season games.”
Last season’s Grand Finalists have two scheduled trial games in January, both away from home, against Leigh on the 17th and Salford on the 24th.
The England international also admitted it was difficult watching on from the sidelines last season, especially the defeat to the Rhinos at Old Trafford: “Seeing the boys at the final, happy to see them out there but so much wanted to be out there.”
“I’m taking the positives as a chance to rest up the body,” Sarginson added. “I’ve not really had a chance to rest for the last three seasons. Working on the strength stuff so hopefully come back stronger.
“Every pre-season I’ve had an injury, and last year had the internationals, so I’ve never really had the time to get myself right and this year I’m hoping it’ll be a good season.”
Wigan begin their Super League campaign at home to Catalans Dragons on February 5th.