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Injury problems for Tykes

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Leeds Tykes have suffered a double injury blow ahead of their visit to Zurich Premiership Champions London Wasps this Sunday, kick off 3pm.

The Tykes will be without captain Mike Shelley who has broken his thumb and will be out for up to six weeks whilst new signing Clive Stuart-Smith is out for between six and ten weeks with a knee injury, both injuries were picked up in the first half of Sunday’s 44-32 defeat to Bath.

Commenting on the news Director of Rugby Phil Davies said, “Mike has had a minor operation on his thumb today to fix that.  To lose them both, on top of Phil Murphy, Simon Halford and Tom Palmer, is a blow but we will have to re-group and prepare for Wasps.  We will look at our options and make a decision on the squad as soon as possible and see if we have to bring in cover.”

Shelley only missed one game all last season and is the club's longest serving player whilst Stuart-Smith moved to Headingley in the close season from Gloucester.

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