When Dom Manfredi spoke to Wigan supporters about the importance of mental health during lockdown, he was talking directly from experience.
The winger has this week been part of the club’s ‘Warriors Unite’ health and wellbeing initiative aimed at helping fans through any current challenges.
For the resilient 27-year-old, it brought back memories of devastating low points during three knee reconstructions in just five years.
Manfredi suffered back-to-back ACL injuries on his left knee and another on his right, interrupting his promising career and leaving him considering retirement.
“It was after the second one that was worst,” Manfredi said.
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