Injury Update: Maro Itoje in fitness race for Six Nations - Ruck

Injury Update: Maro Itoje in fitness race for Six Nations

  • Maro Itoje was taken to hospital for scans on a facial injury
  • England fear he may have fractured his cheekbone or jaw
  • They start their Six Nations campaign against Italy on February 4
The London Evening Standard has reported that Maro Itoje is in a race against time to be for the start of the 2018 Six Nations with fears the forward suffered a broken jaw against Harlequins.

The Saracens lock was forced off in the 48th minute of his side’s 20-19 defeat at The Stoop on Sunday after he collided with England teammate Mike Brown’s shoulder.


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Itoje was taken to hospital with blood streaming from his mouth and Sarries are anxiously awaiting the results of a scan.

A fractured jaw or cheekbone would make him a major doubt for England’s Six Nations opener on February 4 against Italy in Rome.

This would also mean he’d definitely miss the European Champ Cup double ble -header against French champions Clermont Auvergne.

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