"Shoulder or a pec" - Maro Itoje injury update after he limped off against Bath - Ruck

“Shoulder or a pec” – Maro Itoje injury update after he limped off against Bath

Maro Itoje was on the scoresheet as he made his first Premiership start since October last year before being forced off in the second-half.

As Eddie Jones watched from the Recreation Ground stands, the 26-year-old second-row was worryingly replaced with an upper body injury.

Itoje got up from taking a double tackle after 47 minutes, and immediately felt the area between shoulder and neck gingerly.

On the injury, Saracens boss Mark McCall said: “I am not sure if Maro is a shoulder or a pec. We are just trying to find out how serious it is.”

Pressed on the severity of the injury, he added: “I’d really not want to speculate.”

Bath’s England wing Anthony Watson also went off, after a tweak to the left knee.

Their rugby director Stuart Hooper said after the game: “It’s definitely his knee, but I don’t think it is too bad. I think he is all right.”

Meanwhile, Exeter’s Cowan-Dickie also limped off with an ankle problem at Wasps on Saturday.

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5 Things to Know About Lions call-up Maro Itoje

#1. Unlikely family

It is commonly known that Itoje is the cousin of Bath’s loosehead prop Beno Obano. However Gloucester speedster Ollie Thorley is also technically Itoje’s cousin after his grandfather re-married a Nigerian woman who is the Saracens lock’s aunt.

Itoje and his cousin Beno Obano

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