On 15th of August Harlequins can confirm that Luke Wallaceflanker has been injured, he has dislocated his hip in the pre-season friendly match against London Irish recently.
Next week, he will undergo surgery and only after that more precise information can be shared about his probability of returning to the team to play.
Last week Jonas Mikalcius the Academywinger underwent surgery for reconstruction of multi-ligament in his left knee, and that included his ACL as well. He was not injured during the session, but the surgery was as the part of the injury that occurred to him in the 7s Series of recent Premiership Rugby Singha. Because of this surgery, he will not be part of any game in the entire season of 2017/18.
Harlequins Rugby Director John Kingston, said, “We all are wishing Jonas and Luke the very best in their recovery. The road to full fitness is a very long one for both of them, but I know that both are very resilient characters and both will be determined to do everything that they could do, to make a strong comeback.”
He further added that, “The injury to Wallace is not just for him, but it is for the entire team. The whole team will miss his place a lot and his absence will be felt always.”
Another squad of the team, who is close to Wallace, said, “Wallace has been really nice during the practice sessions. This accident has caused huge damage to both Wallace as well as the team. Though, the replacements are always there to fill the gap, but it cannot fulfill the gap of a human. However, we wish all luck to Wallace to get well soon with firm determination and make a strong comeback in the game.”