Premiership - Varndell injury adds to Wasps woes

Wed, 18 Jan 08:21:00 2012

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

Tom Varndell, London Wasps, September 2011 - 0

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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