Wigan Warriors are concerned over Sam Tomkins latest setback and may look at offloading the former Man of Steel.
Tomkins, 28, returned to Wigan last season after a two-year spell with NRL team the New Zealand Warriors. Tomkins siged a 4-year deal with Wigan believed to be worth £400,000 per season.
Tomkins has made just 16 appearances since his return to Wigan due to his injured a ankle injury that required surgery in September which ended his 2016 season.
Tomkins had hoped to return for Wigan in April 2017, but it has been reveal Tomkins has struggled to run with a surgical plate that may now require further surgery to remove it – This could set back the England International return date up to 8-10 weeks.
This is believed to be a major concern for the Warriors as they look to retain star stand-off George Williams, who is believed to be tempted to test himself in the NRL in 2018.
With Moragn Escare’s strong performances in the No.1 jersey, the Warriors believe the £400,000 could be used better elsewhere in the retention of their younger players coming through and could make Escare, 25 their long-term option at fullback
Any further set-backs for Tomkins after the new 8-10 week return, could spell the end of Tomkins time at the Warriors.