Injured Waldouck not surprised to see Burrell shine for Saints

IN SAFE HANDS - Dom Waldouck (left) is not surprised that Luther Burrell (right) has grabbed his chance in the Saints first team (Picture: Linda Dawson)
IN SAFE HANDS - Dom Waldouck (left) is not surprised that Luther Burrell (right) has grabbed his chance in the Saints first team (Picture: Linda Dawson)
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Dom Waldouck says it’s great to see Luther Burrell showing everyone what he can do at Saints.

Centre Waldouck is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury he sustained during a training session last month.

His absence has given Burrell, who started the season with a bang before fading, another chance to impose himself on the Northampton team.

And the ex-Sale powerhouse has certainly done that, scoring three tries in the past two games to secure his spot in the first team.

“Luther’s playing very well,” said Waldouck, who is set to be out for around four months.

“I’ve always said he’s a great player and he’s showed that in the games against London Welsh and Sale.

“It’s a good challenge for him to go and do well at Harlequins on the last day of the season.

“And then there’s Tom May as well, who’s been doing well. There’s a lot of competition in the squad.”

While Waldouck is clearly delighted to see his team-mates make the Premiership play-off semi-finals, he does admit he’s finding life on the sidelines tough.

And the former Wasps player says he is trying to rebuild himself mentally and physically as he bids to get over his latest setback.

“It was very serious,” he said. “I’ve just been icing and keeping my leg up so I’ve done very little really.

“I had a week down in London at my mum’s house and then come back here for some treatment work at the club.

“It’s a lot of mental rebuilding, particularly because of how it happened.

“You build yourself up and get yourself going again.”

On how the incident happened, Waldouck explained: “My foot just gave way and someone landed on me.

“I did the splits and I was in a bad position. I just heard two pops and that was it.”