Waps have confirmed that flyhalf Jimmy Gopperth is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
RugbyPass journalist Chris Jones exclusively revealed that Gopperth would be sidelined for most of the season and the club have now confirmed as much.
Gopperth was injured in the pre-season loss to Connacht and has already undergone surgery on his ruptured ACL – the same injury that flanker Jack Willis suffered at the end of last season and will keep him out until into the New Year.
Director of rugby David Young issued an update on the fitness status of Gopperth and two other players injured during pre-season.
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Jimmy Gopperth: Has undergone an ACL reconstruction following an injury sustained in Connacht. Estimated absence – six to nine months.
Jake Cooper-Woolley: Has undergone surgery on a bicep rupture sustained during the Portugal camp. Estimated absence – another six to eight weeks.
TJ Harris: Has undergone surgery on a bicep rupture. Estimated absence – another four to six weeks.
Gopperth sent the following social media message following the surgery:
“All fixed up!! Everything went perfect! Not the best start to the season but I’ll be training hard to ensure I can get back out there with the boys ASAP. Thanks for all the messages and support can’t wait to pull the new kit on with my Wasps brothers.”
Wasps are now left waiting on the arrival of Al Black Lima Sopoaga, who is due to arrive in the club next week.
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