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Warriors rocked by injury to Hock

Gareth Hock
Hock will miss the derby against St Helens on Friday (Getty Images)

Wigan second rower Gareth Hock has been ruled out of action for up to six weeks with a broken thumb.

The 24-year-old Great Britain international picked up the injury during the 20-19 victory at Huddersfield on Saturday.

"Gaz has been brilliant so far this season," team-mate Phil Bailey told the club website.

"When we've been on the back foot he's stepped up and created a break for someone. We'll certainly miss him."

Hock will now miss the local derby against St Helens on Good Friday.

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