FRANCOIS Hougaard and Ryan Mills look set to miss Friday's home clash against Saracens due to injury (7.45pm).

Scrum-half Hougaard has returned to Worcester Warriors after being released by South Africa and was expected to be in contention for the upcoming Aviva Premiership fixture.

But Warriors have revealed the talismanic number nine was carrying injuries to his hip and groin when he arrived at Sixways yesterday.

To add to the league's bottom club's woes, it has also been confirmed Mills has suffered a quad injury just days after making his long-awaited comeback.

Mills made a quicker than expected recovery from issues to his hip and shoulder to start in Warriors’ 24-19 defeat at Gloucester last Friday.

But the 25-year-old has now been hit by another blow.

Warriors have yet to confirm how long Mills and Hougaard will be out for, but the duo look unlikely to feature against European Champions Cup holders Sarries.