Wasps centre Thomas out for the season
December 6, 2012
London Wasps will be without centre Lee Thomas for the rest of the season due to a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Thomas moved to Wasps in the close season from French side Lyon and has turned out for Dai Young's men on eight occasions this term. But Thomas, along with fellow new recruit James Bailey, looks set to miss the rest of this campaign with the serious injury.
The news will come as a blow to coach Young who will look to the likes of Elliot Daly and Andrea Masi to fill the void left by Thomas, who sustained the injury against Exeter on Saturday. "We are bitterly disappointed to lose Lee who was really starting to find his feet in a Wasps shirt," Young said. "I thought he was excellent against Leicester and played very well against Exeter until he was forced off and it's a big blow to lose him for so long.
"We really feel for him as I know he was thoroughly enjoying his first few months here but we will have to focus on getting him back fit and ready for next season. He is a good character and once he is over the disappointment of being injured he'll be an important guy to have around with all of his experience."
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