Eddie Jones gives injury update on Maro Itoje

England’s bonus-point triumph against Ireland in Dublin was only soured by what looked a potentially serious injury suffered by Maro Itoje.

The Sarries second-row will have a scan in the coming days on what Eddie Jones said was “probably some sort of medial ligament injury”, with the England camp sweating on the fitness of one of their players.


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But such was the initial concern over Itoje’s condition when he fell backwards out of ruck, referee Garces was overheard on his microphone saying “I think he’s broken his leg” twice, before Itoje managed to get back to his feet and rejoin the defensive line, albeit on one leg.

England will not know the extent of the damage for the next few days as Itoje will have to wait until any swelling has reduced before having a scan.

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