WORCESTER Warriors hooker Niall Annett has suffered further injury woe after being ruled out for “about six weeks”.

Director of rugby Alan Solomons said Annett had damaged his acromioclavicular joint which is located at the top of the shoulder.

Annett sustained the blow in the first half of Warriors’ 38-22 defeat to Saracens in the semi-finals of the Premiership Cup last Friday.

The 27-year-old has had to come back from several injury setbacks over the past two years as he missed the entire 2017-18 Premiership campaign due to knee ligament damage.

Solomons said: “From what I understand he does not require an operation.

“It was his acromioclavicular joint. He has got a grade two to three tear.

“Normally those injuries take about six weeks but sometimes it can be quicker.”

Full-back Nick David is also set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after injuring himself when touching down for his try against Saracens at the weekend.

“It is a shoulder injury but I think he might be out for a little longer (than Niall),” Solomons said.

“I am waiting for a final report on that.

“It’s a shame as he will be out for a wee while and he did really well.

“He was brave under the high ball and I thought he took his try well.”

Prop Ethan Waller looked in discomfort when he left the field in the second half but is expected to be in contention for Saturday’s Premiership clash at Harlequins (3pm).

“He had cramp as he put in quite a big shift,” Solomons added.