SUMMER signing David Denton faces a further three weeks on the side-lines after suffering another injury setback.

The Scotland international was hoping to fit to play in Worcester Warriors’ home fixture against Wasps on Sunday (3pm) as he looked to overcome a “very small tear” in his ankle.

But Warriors have revealed Denton had sustained calf and Achilles injuries and would be out for “two to three weeks”.

It is not known how the injuries were caused, but his latest blow means the 27-year-old will miss Warriors’ clash with Wasps and is likely to be ruled out of their home tie against Exeter Chiefs on Friday, September 15 and their visit to Gloucester on Friday, September 22.

After two injury-hit seasons at Bath, Denton would have been looking to put a string of games together at Warriors and put himself firmly back into the international frame.

But he was struck down just a minute into his debut as he picked up what he thought was a serious injury in Worcester’s 55-21 win over Hartpury.

After seeing a specialist Denton was given a huge boost as he was told it was not as bad as first feared. But the ex-Edinburgh forward now looks set for more time on the treatment table.