Oliver Gildart: Wigan Warriors centre to miss start of next season after shoulder surgery

Oliver Gildart featured for Wigan Warriors in 32 Super League matches last season
Oliver Gildart featured for Wigan Warriors in 32 Super League matches last season

Wigan Warriors centre Oliver Gildart is to be out for "four to five months" and will miss the start of next season following shoulder surgery.

The 23-year-old dislocated his shoulder during Great Britain Lions' opening tour defeat by Tonga in October.

"It's a blow," said head coach Adrian Lam. "Oliver is a quality player, but injuries are part and parcel of a sport as tough as rugby league,"

"The surgery was a success and we'll support him in his rehabilitation."