Chris Boyd has confirmed Courtney Lawes has suffered a nasty injury and will ‘need to seek specialist advice’.
There remains no timeline for the England star’s return as he waits for more clarification on the thumb injury he suffered against Gloucester.
“Courtney had a compound dislocation of his thumb,” revealed Boyd.
It was quite nasty because the bone actually came out.”
From Sam Warburton to Brian O’Driscoll, rugby has seen its fair share of terrible injuries down the years.
WARNING: Graphic images ahead
Rugby has long been one of the most brutal sports around but in the modern world of camera phones and social media, never before have the scars of war been shared so openly with the public.
Here are some of the worst rugby injuries:
#1. Brian O’Driscoll
This was the shocking souvenir Brian O’Driscoll was left with when he collided head-on with Scott Williams during the 2014 Ireland v Wales Six Nations’ match in Dublin.