Tendayi Darikwa Injured In Wigan Athletic's 1-5 Loss To Burnely
Warriors defender and Wigan Athletic captain Tendayi Darikwa injured his shoulder during Saturday’s 1-5 loss to Burnely.
Darikwa required lengthy treatment after going down in the second half against his former club but was able to leave the pitch on his own with his left arm in a makeshift sling.
Wigan Athletic manager Leam Richardson confirmed the injury didn’t look good but expressed hope that Darikwa won’t be sidelined for a prolonged period of time. He said:
Obviously, it didn’t look good, it looks like he’s dislocated his shoulder.
Knowing Tendayi, he’ll do everything he can to make sure he’s fit and available as quickly as possible.
At the moment, though, it’s too early to diagnose what the problem is and how long he’ll be out.
The 30-year-old has featured prominently for Wigan since joining from Nottingham Forest in January last year.
Meanwhile, goals from Jay Rodriguez (17), Josh Brownhill (27, 86), Nathan Tella (51) and Samuel Bastien (88) confined Wigan to a heavy defeat. Wigan’s only goal was a penalty converted by Will Kean (43).
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