Itoje out for six weeks

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:19
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INJURY UPDATE: England suffered a huge blow on Monday with the news that star lock Maro Itoje will require surgery after fracturing his hand while playing for Saracens.

Itoje fractured his right hand in Saracens' 44-26 European Champions Cup win over Scarlets on Saturday.

"For any team to lose a player of the ability of Maro is a blow and he will be missed through the autumn [November and December] for both Saracens and England," said Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall.

"What's now important for Maro is his recovery and we look forward to his return later this season."

Itoje will miss England's Tests against South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia.