Dom Manfredi: Wigan Warriors winger to retire at year end | Rugby League News

Dom Manfredi played 82 times for the Wigan Warriors and won two Super League titles, but suffered recurring knee injuries which forced the wing to end his playing career; Manfredi: “I am in constant pain and it affects my quality of life.”

Last updated: 06/27/21 6:26 PM

Dom Manfredi scored two tries in the 2018 Grand Final

Dom Manfredi scored two tries in the 2018 Grand Final

The Wigan Warriors have confirmed that Dom Manfredi will retire at the end of the season due to injury.

The 27-year-old has been medically advised to end his career but will continue until the end of the 2021 Super League season, when his contract expires.

Manfredi, who has been at Wigan since the age of 14, injured his left knee in training last week, which is a recurring problem for the wing.

Manfredi suffered consecutive ACL injuries to his left knee and another to his right, resulting in three reconstructions in just five years.

The two-time Super League Grand Final winner has played 82 times for the Warriors and has scored 57 tries since making his first-team debut in 2013.

On his decision to retire at the end of the year, he said: “As everyone knows, I have had a lot of problems with my knees, especially the left one since I was young. injuries that I had to suffer it finally took its big.

“I am in constant pain and it affects my quality of life. Over the past nine months the pain has increased and I have had more symptoms, but I have tried to fight it. It has come to a point. where I find it hard to spend a week in training.

“I had been waiting for the news for a while because of the pain I was in. I knew it wasn’t normal, but I just tried to hide it. It got to a point where I just can’t. more hiding it is why I went to see the surgeon. Nothing else can be done. I will try to manage it as best I can this year by having injections and getting the best physiotherapy and physiotherapy treatments. rehabilitation available.

“I had amazing lows, but I also had amazing highs. Overall it was worth it. I gave my body to the rugby league, and I would do it again. I believe in the rugby made me who I am today.

“I want to go out on a good foot and do my best for the team. I know I’m struggling right now, but hopefully in a few weeks I will feel a little better and can go out and do my part.

“I cannot thank the club staff, players and all the fans enough for all their support during my playing time. They supported me through thick and thin and I couldn’t have done it without them. all been so good to me and I am so grateful.

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