Christian Wade out for up to six months
December 2, 2013
Christian Wade is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines © Getty Images
England wing Christian Wade will be out for up to six months with a foot injury, his club Wasps have announced. He will undergo surgery after being hurt in Wasps' 19-12 Premiership victory over London Irish on Saturday and will miss the entire Nations.
"It's devastating news for both the player and the club," Wasps director of rugby Dai Young said.
Wade was due to win his second cap in last month's autumn Internationals only for a hamstring injury to prevent him from starting against Argentina and New Zealand.
"Christian was hugely unlucky to miss out on being capped this autumn and he had hoped to push on and put in some good performances for Wasps to get him in contention for Six Nations selection," Young said. "It is a huge blow for him but he is a young player with a huge future and his time will come around again."
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