Last Updated: Thu, 02 May 2013 11:58
Roberto Martinez has confirmed that Wigan will be without Maynor Figueroa for the rest of the season due to a groin injury.
The 30-year-old suffered the problem during the first half of Saturday's 2-2 draw with Tottenham at the DW Stadium and left the field of play on a stretcher.
It was feared at the time that Figueroa would miss the remaining four league games, as well as the FA Cup final, and the Latics boss has now revealed the bad news.
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."
There has been some good news on the injury front though, with Martinez revealing that Antolin Alcaraz is getting ever closer to a first-team return.
The defender is on the way back from a hamstring problem and although Saturday's clash with West Brom will come too soon, the Paraguay international should be back in contention for the midweek home clash with Swansea.
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