After his exploits on the British and Irish Lions tour, James Haskell has undergone surgery on a hand injury.
According to an injury update which Wasps released this week, Haskell’s recovery from surgery will keep him out for 8-10 weeks meaning that he will miss the beginning of Wasps’ season in the Aviva Premiership. The statement reads that he will target a return in September which is likely to be the end of that month considering the timeline of the injury.
Haskell has recently gone under the knife and has provided an update to his Instagram followers of his current condition.
“I’m back…ish! Got a sock-puppet for a hand, the operation went well and I’ll be back before you know it!”
In other Wasps injury news, Willie Le Roux, Sam Jones and Alex Lundberg are all expected back for the start of the season after suffering groin and ankle injuries, respectively. Kyle Eastmond who suffered a ruptured Achilles in February is due back in September while Jake Cooper-Woolley is back in full training after recovering from a toe injury he sustained at the end of last season.
Finally, Tommy Taylor, who suffered an ACL rupture in June, is due back in the new year after a successful operation.