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Injury Updates: Brad Shields, Dan Robson and Joe Launchbury

It’s mixed news for Eddie Jones and England as Dai Young gave injury updates on flanker Brad Shields, scrum-half Dan Robson and lock Joe Launchbury.

Launchbury is due to participate in training at Wasps’ Broadstreet base tomorrow (Tuesday) for the first time since ‘rattling’ a knee against Leicester Tigers.

“The plan is for him to run about and do a bit tomorrow and if he comes through tomorrow he will kick on and be able to play,” said Young. “If not, he may need an intervention. We will know that tomorrow.

“He had an injection to settle it all down and go through the rehab to strengthen that area.



“If he doesn’t feel like he’s in a position to train tomorrow, or he does train and gets a reaction, then he will be sent back to the specialist to see what the next course of action is. We don’t envisage him having another injection, we’ve gone through that.

Young also confirmed that Brad Shields has recovered sufficiently from his broken cheekbone to be in consideration for the matchday 23 for the opening round of the Heineken Champions Cup.

“He’s still got his last bit of contact protocol to finish today. And if he finishes that today, he’s pretty much available for Friday,” added Young.

Finally, Robson is to undergo an MRI scan today to discover the severity of his right leg injury suffered against Gloucester on Saturday and more news on the injury will be available soon.


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