Injury News: Wasps lose key England international - Ruck

Injury News: Wasps lose key England international

Kieran Brookes looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after his ankle injury was diagnosed as one that has befallen Wasps players twice in the recent past.

The 16-times capped England tighthead was stretchered from the Ricoh Arena against Bath on Sunday.

Director of rugby Dai Young confirmed it was a ‘significant’ injury in his post-match comments and gave an update ahead of Wasps’ trip to Twickenham to face Harlequins on Saturday.

Brookes hasn’t suffered a fracture but it was a syndesmosis [injury],” said Young. “But it’s a significant ankle injury that will put him out for months rather than weeks.

“They’re usually an eight or 12-week injury so we’re expecting that and it’s a massive blow for us.

“He’s been excellent for us and done really well. It just seems our luck at the minute.”

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