Wasps playmaker Jimmy Gopperth has suffered another setback on his comeback game after he suffered a broken thumb during the recently concluded Gallagher Premiership clash against Saracens at Ricoh Arena.
The 35-year-old was already out of action for eight months following a knee-ligament injury that he sustained during the club's pre-season friendly against Connacht in August and underwent a surgery to address the issue.
Gopperth, who was named on the bench for the clash against Sarries made an entry in the 57th minute before suffering another injury during a tackle.
"Unfortunately with my 1st tackle of the year I also dislocated and broke my thumb. Absolutely gutted not to be involved for the rest of the season with the boys," he posted on his Instagram account.
"On a positive note... I was so happy with how my knee felt all the hard work has paid off and now I can keep working hard to hit next season fitter and stronger with a years rest behind me I can’t wait!!! Bring on 2019/2020 ??"
Wasps currently are at the seventh place in the Gallagher Premiership table with nine wins from 20 games and will take on Bath Rugby next in Round 21 at Recreation Ground on 5th May.