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Injury Update from London Wasps

News from the treatment room

Tom Rees: Following extensive consultations between Tom, the medical team at London Wasps, the Club’s orthopaedic team, and the England medical team, it was decided this week that further surgery was required to give Tom optimal results for recovery.

Sustaining a tear to the labrum (shoulder)Tom underwent surgery in July, but it was felt that to preserve the longevity of his career an additional surgical procedure was to be undertaken. This surgery has been completed this week and it is likely that he will now be sidelined for at least a four month period as he works through his rehabilitation.

Danny Cipriani: Following a contusion to his knee in Wasps Guinness Premiership clash with Northampton on Sunday, further investigations have shown that Danny has a small hair line fracture in his right fibula head. This was a direct result of sustaining a blow during the fixture. Danny has remained on crutches and will do so until further notice. The Club will be working towards a six week return to play.

David Lemi: David continues to recover from a fractured trapezium (small carpal bone) and is working well with the rehab team. He is to be reviewed in 3 weeks times for a return to play.

Mark Van Gisbergen: Mark continues to recover from his groin injury and will be integrated back into full training next week.

Mark Robinson: Mark is making good progress in his return to play after surgery to his knee this summer. He will continue with his running rehab for the remainder of this month.

Jason Hobson: Jason continues to make excellent progress and remains well on track for his recovery post Achilles repair. The Club are working towards a return to running at the end of the Month.

Tom French: Tom is still in the very early phase of his rehab following his Achilles repair.

Rob Webber: Rob sustained a moderate medial ligament tear in Wasps fixture against Northampton on Sunday and looks to be sidelined for up to 4 weeks. His rehab process is underway and he is already recovering well.

Simon Shaw: Simon continues to make progress following his metatarsal injury and is likely to begin running next week.

Joe Worsley: Following his EPS rest week, Joe began complaining of mild achilles pain. To prevent further serious injury it was deemed appropriate to manage him conservatively and exclude him from this week’s fixture.

Speaking today, London Wasps Director of Rugby Tony Hanks said on Tom Rees, "This is not a decision that has been taken lightly by Tom or the Club, however the disappointment of the delay in a return to fitness is secondary to Tom’s health, comfort, and long term career. All parties believe that this is the best option for Tom and he will of course have the full support of the Club through this difficult and frustrating time. Throughout his rehab, Tom has been a very active Club Captain especially in terms of offering leadership and ensuring the delivery of standards amongst the team. This will of course continue throughout his recovery and we look forward to seeing him back playing in due course."

On other injuries to the squad he added, "Danny Cipriani and Rob Webber join the injury list after the Northampton game last weekend which is frustrating for them both after a strong start to the season. There is always disappointment when any player is injured but we have a great medical team who work tirelessly to bring our players back to health."