Eddie Jones makes mischief over Owen Farrell injury scare
Owen Farrell is expected to be fit for England’s Calcutta Cup clash with Scotland after injuring himself in training.
The Saracens man left the session early and team medics appeared to be looking at his left knee before he walked away while his team-mates continued to prepare.
Instead of clarifying the nature of Farrell’s ailment, Jones gave contradictory answers at the press conference confirming the starting XV.
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He started by joking a run-in with his dog Annie, a Papillon, had left Farrell a doubt for the Twickenham clash on Saturday.
“Yeah, he could be in doubt. He’s got a bad knee and he couldn’t finish training,” revealed Jones to Sky Sports.
“I think he ran into my dog. My dog was running around and he ran into it.”
When it was pointed out to Jones that he had given conflicting answers over Farrell’s fitness, he replied: “Yeah, but I think he’ll be all right, is that OK?”
Jones also added “We’ve got many back-ups. Ben Te’o could play 12 and he is an exceptional player so there is no risk for us.”