Huge Blow For Wasps As Star Ruled Out For 12 Weeks

Huge blow for the Premiership giants.

Wasps will be without playmaker Danny Cipriani for up to 12 weeks after the former Sale man sustained a medial ligament tear to his knee over the weekend. Cipriani picked up the injury while playing against Harlequins, and it is anticipated that he will be out for approximately 8-12 weeks.

There is some good news however, as Cipriani’s fellow No 10 Jimmy Gopperth has returned to full training having been rested after he picked up a knock.

Wasps’ Director of Rugby Dai Young said:

“It’s obviously not ideal to be without some of our key players, but it’s likely to happen to a number of clubs at some stage during the season.
“Unfortunately, we’ve picked up a few injuries early doors which is obviously going to stretch us, but we just need to deal with that.
“We have a strong squad and that’s what building quality throughout the squad is for. Players will get an opportunity to show what they can do and we have a few guys coming back from injury as well, so it will be up to those players to take the opportunities.”

Second-placed Wasps face early-season leaders Exeter at Sandy Park on Sunday, in a repeat of last year’s Premiership final.

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