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Wasps give injury update on Brad Shields and it doesn't look good

Wasps have comfirmed that their new backrow Brad Shields sustained a broken cheekbone during the game against Exeter Chiefs.

Shields’ debut lasted just 45 minutes when he took a heavy head knock in a clash of heads with Stuart Townsend.

The former Hurricanes player was on the turf for a number of minutes before being withdrawn to be replaced by Ashley Johnson.

Having attended hospital on Saturday, it was decided that Shields needs to see a specialist on Monday, to decide whether an operation is necessary.

It is estimated that the England international will be out for three to eight weeks, which is a blow as he seeks to stake a claim in England’s side for the upcoming Autumn internationals.

England’s first match is against South Africa on November 3rd, which exactly eights weeks away, with the All Blacks at Twickenham seven days later, a match which Shields will be targeting.

Wasps lost the match 42-31 at the Ricoh having led 24-21 at half-time thanks to tries from Elliot Daly, Josh Bassett and Hughes, along with a penalty from the impressive Billy Searle. Exeter’s first-half scores came from Santiago Cardero, Sam Simmonds and Henry Slade.

Exeter’s victory came courtesy of three second-half tries, from Simmonds (44th), an impressive intercept and 70-metre run-in by Henry Slade in the 48th minute, with Don Armand wrapping up the victory by rumbling over with the last play of the game.

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Wasps give injury update on Brad Shields and it doesn't look good