Long lay-off for Wasps' Jackson

Date published: September 17 2014

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Wasps fly-half Ruaridh Jackson is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to a serious knee injury he sustained against Northampton.

Wasps fly-half Ruaridh Jackson is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to a serious knee injury.

A Premiership press realese said: “Unfortunately an MRI scan on the knee injury sustained by Ruaridh Jackson against Northampton Saints on Sunday has revealed an ACL tear.

“Following consultation with the specialist today, Ruaridh will require an operation and is likely to be side-lined for between six to nine months.”

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young said losing Jackson would be a blow for the club.

“We are all incredibly disappointed for Ruaridh, who has made such an impact since joining Wasps this season,” he explained.

“He has impressed me during training, both with his skill level and his attitude, and it's a real blow to lose him after he played so well in pre-season and when he came on against Northampton Saints last Sunday.

“Our medical team will be monitoring Ruaridh carefully and supporting him through this frustrating period. Professional sport is cruel at times and this is certainly one of those times.

“Alex Lozowski will now have an opportunity to impress over the next few weeks, alongside Andy Goode, while we also have the option of playing Rob Miller at fly half.”

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