Higgy Happy

Higgy Happy

  • Jack Higginson on returning from a six-month injury layoff for the Reserves

  • Reserves beat Halifax 30-4 at the Fairhurst Accountants Community Stadium on Saturday afternoon

  • Academy product plays 60 minutes in his comeback from a hip injury

Jack Higginson said it was good to be back after featuring for Wigan Reserves on Saturday following a six-month injury lay-off.

The 20-year-old picked up a nasty hip injury earlier in the season that required surgery forcing him to miss much of the year.

Higginson, who has made five First Team appearances, said that he was delighted to be back playing.

“It was good to get a run out after six months of being injured,” he said. “It felt like ages but it’s good to be back out there.

“The plan was to play 40 minutes and see how I was and if I felt alright then I could go on for 60 minutes maximum and that’s what I did.

“I felt some of the impacts early on because my body hasn’t been used to it for so long but I’ll just get fitter with the more games that I play in.

“I subluxed my hip which is basically dislocating it but it falling back in straight away so that’s what did the damage and it was quite a big operation that I had. The specialists said it was like something from a car crash accident.

“The first couple of weeks after my operation was hard getting about. I was stuck on crutches so I couldn’t drive and was stuck in the house a lot and I think my mum and dad were getting sick of me!”

Wigan Reserves are back in action next weekend against Hull FC and Higginson hopes to feature once again.

“It will be good to get some more game time and see where I’m at,” he added.

“Hopefully I will come back harder and stronger next season and push for a spot back in the First Team.”

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