Three weeks before the start of the new Aviva Premiership season and Harlequins Rugby has been hit with the news that two of their extended squad have been struck with serious, season-ending injuries.
On Tuesday the club, via their official website, announced that season veteran flanker Luke Wallace suffered a dislocated hip during a pre-season friendly with London Irish last week and will undergo surgery in the coming days.
Following this, an assessment can be made of the 151 times capped 26-year-old back row star.
Also in the statement, Harlequins have announced that new academy prospect Jonas Mikalcius has been ruled out for the entire 2017-18 season with a serious knee injury.
Having already gone under the knife a multi-ligament reconstruction, the 23-year-old had featured in his first games for his new club at the Premiership Rugby Singha 7s Series but will now have to wait another twelve months before making his official debut.
In the official website statement, Harlequins Director of Rugby John Kingston wished the pair well for their long recovery journeys,
“We are all wishing Luke and Jonas the very best for their recovery.
“The road back to full fitness will be a long one, but they are both very resilient characters and I know they will be determined to do all that they can to come back stronger.”
Harlequins kick off their new season away to London Irish on September 2.