Sam Jones breaks leg in judo session in England training

  • Sam Jones is set to miss England’s autumn Tests after breaking his leg in a judo session
  • The 24-year-old suffered a fractured fibula while grappling with lock Maro Itoje
  • Eddie Jones introduced judo sessions to help players develop skills that will be useful in the tackle area
Flanker Sam Jones is set to miss England’s autumn Tests after breaking his leg in a judo session in training.

Jones, one of the seven uncapped players called into the camp by England head coach Eddie Jones, had to return to his club on Tuesday afternoon after injuring his ankle during the judo session.



Dai Young, director of rugby at Sam Jones’ club Wasps, said: “I really feel for Sam – he has worked his socks off for Wasps and deservedly got his call-up to England.”

An X-ray confirmed a fracture of the right leg and the club is awaiting results of MRI scans to determine the full extent of the damage.

“Our medics and physios will look after him and we look forward to having him back when he is ready,” Young added.


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