Gloucester victory marred by injuries

Date published: March 5 2016

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Gloucester sustained multiple injuries during their 13-10 Premiership victory over Wasps at Kingsholm on Saturday.

Director of Rugby David Humphreys admitted concern afterwasrds at the amount of players requiring treatment after a hard-fought win.

"It's a worry, none of us like to see anybody getting injured and taken off on a stretcher," Humphreys told the Gloucester Citizen.

He is however very positive that these players will be back on the field in no time.

"We've been fortunate this year in terms of the number of injuries we've had but we have the best medical team in the Premiership and the players will get the best treatment possible to get back."

Billy Burns, Henry Purdy and Paddy McAllister all went to hospital for further medical attention, but Humphreys was more positive when it came to Rob Cook after he suffered a concussion.

"Rob Cook is fine and is sitting in the dressing room talking. He will undergo the return to play protocols."

Despite those concerns the Gloucester director of rugby was happy with the quality available in his squad heading into the second half of the season.

"At this stage of the season you need depth in your squad to keep going," Humphreys added.

"There's still a lot of rugby to be played and when you lose two or three players of course it leaves you a little bit weaker but we still have guys available and Tom Marshall is in the end stages of his rehab.

"We have plenty of cover."

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