Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

Varndell injury adds to Wasps woes

Tom Varndell

Wasps have endured yet another injury setback with the announcement that winger Tom Varndell has been ruled out for up to 12 weeks.

Varndell requires surgery on a foot problem and could miss the rest of the campaign, with the club's final regular-season Aviva Premiership game staged on May 5.

The 25-year-old England international joins Christian Wade, Chris Bell, Tom Rees, John Hart, Joe Launchbury, James Cannon and Ross Filipo on the long-term casualty list.

Nick Robinson and Ed O'Donoghue are expected to return sooner, but Wasps have already seen Joe Worsley, Steve Thompson and Dan Ward-Smith enter injury-enforced retirement this season.

It is a further blow to a club that is struggling in the Premiership, with six successive defeats leaving them second from bottom in the table.

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