Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

Figueroa blow for Latics

Maynor Figueroa will play no further part in Wigan's battle to avoid the drop

Wigan defender Maynor Figueroa has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a groin injury, manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed.

The FA Cup finalists had feared the worst after the Honduras international was carried off on a stretcher during the draw with Tottenham in the Barclays Premier League last weekend.

The 30-year-old will now miss relegation-threatened Wigan's vital last four Premier League games as well as the cup final against Manchester City.

Martinez said: "We have had real negative news with Maynor Figueroa.

"He came off in the game really early and the scans have confirmed our worst fears.

"He is going to be out for the rest of the season and probably a longer period."

Figueroa has missed only two other games this season, one in the Capital One Cup and another, through suspension, in the Premier League.

The latest news has not made for a happy 30th birthday this week.

Martinez said: "He is Mr Reliable, someone who has never missed any sort of time during the time he has been at Wigan Athletic.

"Unfortunately he is now going to miss the most important period in a season."

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