Wasps" Tom Varndell out for up to 12 weeks

Sting in the tail for Wasps as injury crisis deepens with Varndell out for three months

Stung: Tom Varndell will likely miss the rest of the season with a foot injury

Stung: Tom Varndell will likely miss the rest of the season with a foot injury

Wasps endured yet another injury setback when it was announced winger Tom Varndell has been ruled out for up to 12 weeks.

Varndell requires surgery on a foot problem and looks likely to miss the rest of the campaign with the club's final regular-season Aviva Premiership game staged on May 5.

The 25-year-old England international joins Christian Wade, Chris Bell, Tom Rees, John Hart, Joe Launchbury, James Cannon and Ross Filipo on the long-term casualty list.

Nick Robinson and Ed O'Donoghue are expected to return sooner, but Wasps have already seen Joe Worsley, Steve Thompson and Dan Ward-Smith enter injury-enforced retirement this season.

It is a further blow to a club that is struggling in the Premiership, with sixth successive defeats leaving them second from bottom in the table.