Harlequins flanker Luke Wallace could miss the start of the new campaign after suffering a hip injury in pre-season.

Quins sweat over Wallace

Quins sweat over Wallace

The 26-year-old boasts 128 appearances for Harlequins having made his debut in 2009 but they may have to begin the 2017-18 season without him.

Harlequins claimed a victory over London Irish on Saturday as they continue their pre-season preparations but Wallace was forced off after dislocating his hip.

The Premiership outfit confirmed that he was taken to hospital for further assessment and they hope to have a clearer picture about the full extent of the problem next week.

Harlequins confirmed the news via their official website: “The team of medics were able to relocate his hip, before he was transferred to a local hospital.

“Harlequins will provide a further update when more detail is available.

“In the meantime, we would like to wish Luke a speedy recovery.”

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