Harry Randall has taken to social media to show off a gruesome knee injury that he suffered during Bristol Bear’s 36-13 win over Worcester Warriors.
The 22-year-old, who has been on of the Bears standout performers since rugby returned, was carried from the field and replaced by Andy Uren in the 49th minute.
He wrote on Instagram: “Class win for the boys last night, luckily just came out with a little scratch 👀 docco done a great knitting job 🙌 thanks for all the messages and support.”
What initially looked very serious turned out to thankfully be just a pretty severe gash, which required a number of stitches after the match.
“It looked bad because he had a big gash which opened right up,” Bristol Bears boss Pat Lam told Bristol Live.
Thankfully it hasn’t got to any of the tendons so hopefully he can be back in two to three weeks but it was pretty nasty gash. It was like someone had slashed his leg.
“It was just a boot as he was going down a player was trying to tackle Siale [Piutau] and Harry was running past in support and it was just a freak accident. A boot went right across just above his knee and sliced him.”
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Fullback: Josh Hodge (Exeter Chiefs) – The 20-year-old started for Exeter for the first time since his move from Newcastle in June against Bristol last week. It’s fair to say he made quite the impression.
Winger: Ollie Thorley (Gloucester) – He made his debut for the Cherry & Whites in 2013 as a 17-year-old, partnering World Cup winner Mike Tindall in the centre of an LV= Cup match, and has since gone on to prove himself as one of the brightest talents at Kingsholm. A World Rugby U20 Championship winner in 2016, Thorley has pace, power and an eye for the try line.
Centre: Cameron Redpath (Bath RFC) – The son of 60-cap Scotland legend Bryan Redpath, centre Cameron was born in Narbonne, France. He was selected in England’s 34-man squad for their 2018 tour of South Africa but was unable to travel with the squad because of injury. The 20-year-old, who recently departed Sale Sharks for Bath Rugby, has also represented England U20, scoring three tries in nine appearances.
Centre: Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors) – The 20-year-old continues a low-slung surge towards Test recognition. His slicing angles are troubling Premiership midfields, a kicking game is developing and he even dotted down at the tail of a driving maul in the comprehensive win over Harlequins.
Winger: Ratu Naulago (Bristol Bears) – The speedster took Super League by storm with Hull RFC, scoring 17 tries in 26 games, before signing with Bristol Bears for the 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership season. It will be a switch back to union for Naulago, who previously won the Premiership 7s title with Saracens. If he can hit the ground running, he’d be right in the frame for a call-up from Eddie Jones.