Wasps head coach Lee Blackett has given updates on the four players who suffered injuries in the first half against Bath.
In the space of 30 minutes, the visitors to The Rec lost Thomas Young, Tommy Taylor, Lima Sopoaga and Taylor’s replacement, Gabriel Oghre.
Despite the adversity thrown their way, Wasps managed to secure a 27-23 win after forcing Bath to concede a late penalty try. It is a victory that has come at a cost as Blackett now prepares for the trip to reigning Gallagher Premiership and Heineken Champions Cup winners, Saracens, on Saturday.
Flanker Young and hooker Oghre received blows to the head at the start and the end of the half. On them, Blackett said: “They are going through tests at the moment. Both of them seem to have done alright in the first block. It’s six days minimum for that so we will see where that is. They’ve started the HIA protocols.”
Full-back Sopoaga limped off after 24 minutes. “He’s had a precautionary scan on hamstring, I don’t think it is too serious,” Blackett said. “He didn’t train today [Wednesday], don’t think he will be out for too long.”
Hooker Taylor’s afternoon ended two minutes later and he was seen on the sidelines wearing a protective boot.
“He’s been for a scan and we’re getting the results shortly on his ankle. Tommy is the more of the concern out of those four.”
There was some positive news regarding the progress being made by Kieran Brookes. The tighthead prop injured his shoulder in the first game of the restart against Northampton Saints.
“He was back outside doing a bit of training earlier. Best case scenario we will be looking at Tigers but maybe a fraction later. But he won’t be a million miles off that game.”
Centre Juan de Jongh had a week-and-a-half of training under his belt after overcoming his hamstring issue and second row Levi Douglas has completed his return to play period today, and is expected to do a full session before the end of the week.
Thibaud Flament (foot) and Will Porter (toe) remain out of action.