FA Cup - Wigan's Figueroa to miss cup final

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez expects defender Maynor Figueroa to be out for the rest of the season with a groin problem he sustained in the 2-2 Premier League draw with Tottenham at the DW Stadium.

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Maynor Figueroa of Wigan (afp)

Figueroa suffered the injury while stretching in the box to make a good tackle that took the ball away from Spurs striker Jermain Defoe in the first half.

Soon after, he had to be carried from the field on a stretcher, and Martinez suggested that the Honduras international is now likely to miss the remainder of the campaign - which includes next month's FA Cup final against Manchester City.

Martinez said: "The initial reaction is that Figueroa should be out for the season. It is a groin strain. It was (a great tackle), but the groin got stretched and the rest of the body pulled apart."

He added: "We need to see the extent of the problem, but he is on crutches at the moment. We will assess him."

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