Warriors reveal positive Mullan news

Director of Rugby Mike Ruddock has backed young prop Matt Mullan to ‘push every boundary’ in his recovery after Worcester Warriors were handed positive news over the England prospect’s leg injury.

Mullan suffered a left hamstring tear in the Amlin Challenge Cup clash with Montpellier at Sixways Stadium and it was initially feared the 22-year-old could miss three to four months of the season.

However, following further medical examinations, it has now been revealed that the injury will not require surgical intervention and Mullan faces ten to 12 weeks on the sidelines before his comeback.

“Obviously amongst the disappointment of the initial injury for Matt, there seems to be some better news on the injury,” said Ruddock.

“The fact that he doesn’t require surgery is a major one and a very positive prognosis.

“With Matt’s professionalism, dedication and desire, I know he will push every boundary to get back into action before the ten to 12 week deadline.”

Meanwhile, Shaun Ruwers has today (Tuesday) undergone surgery on his tendon injury in his foot but back row Kai Horstmann has not now had to go under the knife, after further tests, and is scheduled for a return in the coming weeks.