Cruel injury blow leaves Dan ‘gutted’
DAN Robson’s ankle injury is worse than first feared after Wasps revealed he has been ruled out until January.
Robson was forced off after 40 minutes of last week’s defeat to Gloucester and his club had hoped he would be sidelined for a month.
But the scrum-half tweeted yesterday that he was set to have surgery after a specialist reviewed an MRI scan.
Although he said his surgeon has promised he will ‘come back stronger’, Robson admitted that he is ‘gutted to be out for a while’.
The three month lay-off was confirmed by Wasps in their team announcement and means the 26-year-old will be unavailable for England’s autumn internationals.
This is a cruel blow to Robson after he made a lightning start to the season and was selected in Eddie Jones’ pre-season training squad for the national side.
The black-and-golds have said three months is an approximate estimate, but if the former Gloucester man was to be ruled out until January, he would miss the visit to Premiership champions Saracens as well as the Champions Cup double header with Toulon.
Boss Dai Young revealed this week that Robson was his clear first-choice scrum-half, with club stalwart Joe Simpson and Craig Hampson reduced to sub appearances.
“At this moment in time, Dan is really performing really well and is our number one nine,” Young said earlier this week.
”We know what Joe can do. Hampo has been knocking on the door for more opportunities and that is where we are.
“Hampo, when he’s had opportunities, has not let us down. It will be an interesting one.”