Sam Jones ruled out for five months

Sam Jones ruled out for five months

  • Sam Jones will be out for “about five months” with the broken leg and ankle damage
  • The flanker suffered the injuries during England’s training camp
  • Teammates Anthony Watson and Jack Nowell also suffered serious injuries 
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young has revealed that flanker Sam Jones will be out for five months following his injury in England training.

In-form Jones suffered a serious injury during a judo session as part of England’s training camp at the start of the week.

A key figure for Wasps so far this season, Jones has been considered as a possible option for England at number seven during the November Tests.

“Unfortunately, as well as breaking his leg he’s had a significant ankle injury, which means he’s going to be out for around five months, which is obviously a disaster,” Young said.

“The biggest disappointment, without a shadow of a doubt, is for Sam.

“He’s worked his socks off to get into contention for England and we’re all frustrated for Sam missing out.”

Young was philosophical about his side’s defeat away to Saracens, as Wasps unbeaten run in the Premiership came to an end.

“I think that the best team won, sometimes you have to be honest and put your hand up and accept that. Today they were the better team, we had chances and didn’t take them while they had chances and took theirs,” he explained.

“We’ve lost to the reigning Premiership and European champions so I’m not going to start tipping coffee cups in the dressing room, but we have to learn from this and that’s the crucial thing, keep pushing ourselves to get better and keep closing the gap.”

England’s training sessions in Brighton have been criticised by Premiership Rugby, with the umbrella body for the top-flight clubs unhappy with the timing and intensity of the camp, during which several players sustained injuries.

In addition to Jones, Bath winger Anthony Watson broke his jaw, while Exeter counterpart Jack Nowell tore his quad muscle.


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