DUNCAN Weir has suffered a grade three AC joint injury in his shoulder and is likely to miss a "large part" of the remainder of the season.

Head coach Jonathan Thomas is hopeful Weir has not played his last game for the club, with the Scottish international returning to Glasgow Warriors at the end of his contract this summer, but admits it's a blow for the Warriors' favourite. 

"We are still waiting to find out whether he will need surgery but unfortunately he will be out for a few months.

"Fingers crossed that isn't the case (last game of his career) and hopefully he will make the last few games of the season."

Warriors' other fly-half Billy Searle remains out of contention with the thigh gash he suffered in the game vs Exeter and is going to miss another couple of weeks as there is a small amount of damage to the muscle. 

That leaves Worcester short at fly-half but does mean a chance now for Jamie Shillcock, who looks likely to start this weekend against Wasps on Sunday.

Scrum-half Francois Hougaard is another who won't be available for this weekend's Premiership fixture with Wasps as he continues to struggle with a shoulder problem that ruled him out last minute against Leicester Tigers last weekend. 

Thomas did confirm that Andrew Kitchener is ready for action again after recovering from injury and that Chris Ashton has had an impreesive few days of training. No decision has yet been made on whether he makes his debut at Sixways on Sunday.