WORCESTER Warriors look set to be boosted by the return of wing Bryce Heem ahead of the new Premiership season.

But director of rugby Alan Solomons does not expect centre Ben Te’o to be ready for Warriors’ opener against Wasps on September 1.

The explosive duo both underwent surgery this summer to repair quad muscle issues.

Solomons said there was a “good possibility” Heem would face Birmingham Moseley in Warriors’ final warm-up game at Sixways on Thursday (7pm).

But the Worcester boss stressed he needed to be “patient” with England international Te’o as he works his way back to full fitness.

“Brycey is coming through nicely so we are going to have a look at him and see how he is for Thursday’s game,” Solomons said.

“Ben definitely won’t be ready and I doubt he will be ready for the opening game of the season.

“It is a shame. He did the injury in a gym session with England. He had an op on the quad so we have just got to be patient with it.”

Centre Ollie Lawrence shone in Worcester’s 52-24 victory over Hartpury on Saturday before hobbling off in the second half.

Wing Perry Humphreys (hamstring) pulled out in the captain’s run prior to the pre-season clash and centre Francois Venter (dead leg) was also ruled out.

But the trio are all likely to take on Moseley.

“Ollie had cramp and then he came back on,” Solomons said.

“He had one run and then the cramp came back. With the muscle weakened it would have been crazy to keep him on.

“Francois had a dead leg and we didn’t want to risk him but he will definitely play against Moseley.

“Perry pulled out of the captain’s run. His hamstring bothered him so it was not worth risking him at all.

“Hopefully he will be good to go on Thursday. If he’s not, we will rest him. We won’t be silly.”

Scrum-half Jonny Arr and back rower Alafoti Fa’osiliva were among a number of other players who were not selected in Warriors’ 29-man squad to tackle Championship side Hartpury having featured in the 14-12 win at Benetton last week.

But Solomons added: “Jonny’s sister is getting married in London but in any event Mikey (Heaney) and Balders (Luke Baldwin) deserved an opportunity to play.

“Ted (Hill) also deserved a chance.

“Jonny and Foti were both fit but as I said before the first two games I wanted to give everybody an opportunity to play.”