LIONS INJURY UPDATE: Conor Murray, Jonathan Davies, Ross Moriarty, Stuart Hogg

Fullback Stuart Hogg will see a specialist about his cheekbone after he was forced off in the first half of the British and Irish Lions’ 12-3 win over the Crusaders.

“With Stuart Hogg, we’re getting a specialist to have a look at that cheek of his, to get some idea in the next 24 to 48 hours in terms of how series that is,” said head coach Warren Gatland.

“We’re hoping he’ll be okay but we’re just getting someone more qualified than me to assess that.”

Jonathan Davies was also forced off after failing an HIA, but is likely to return after he Gatland revealed the Welshman is symptom-free.

Meanwhile, Ross Moriarty, who made a promising start to the tour, has not featured since due to a back injury

“He (Moriarty) had a bit of a back strain that he got in that first game,” said Gatland.

“He hasn’t taken a huge part in training, the physios have been working with him.

“Hopefully he’s back training fully in three days’ time.

“He definitely would have been an option, that’s why CJ is backing up again.”

Standout performer Conor Murray also came out of the win with a niggle.


“I think he (Murray) dislocated a finger or something, so he probably won’t take a full part in training,” revealed Gatland.

“He’ll be fine he just strapped those fingers up and got them caught and sometimes that happens.”

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