Huge Blow For Wasps As Star Ruled Out For 12 Weeks
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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.