Wasps centre Ryan Mills has broken a bone in his foot and is likely to be ruled out for three months.
CoventryLive understands the former Worcester Warriors back picked up the injury in training last week and will definitely miss the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign and faces a battle to return to action before the end of the year.
His absence comes as a bitter blow to Wasps who have two regular season games remaining, starting tonight at Harlequins followed by Exeter Chiefs’ visit to the Ricoh Arena on Sunday. They have their play-off destiny in their own hands, holding a two-point buffer on Sale Sharks and Bristol Bears as the fight to join the Chiefs in the semi-finals reaches its business end.
Mills has made five appearances since joining Wasps this summer and is seen as the long-term successor to 37-year-old Jimmy Gopperth at inside centre.
The 27-year-old was due to be a part of the 23-man squad this evening, with his place being taken by Michael Le Bourgeois, who starts from the bench this evening.
There is better news for two of Wasps’ other absentees from tonight’s squad. Captain Joe Launchbury’s calf issue should see the England lock fit to face Exeter on Sunday while hooker Tommy Taylor has a full week of training behind him after injuring his ankle against Bath and should also be available for the round 22 clash.
Fly-half Lima Sopoaga, however, is a doubt for that match, having missed Wasps’ last four games, including tonight’s trip to London, with a hamstring injury suffered against Bath a month ago.
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