English Rugby Rookie Breaks Leg in Judo
English Rugby Flanker Sam Jones is out indefinitely after breaking his leg in a judo session in training. The rookie suffered a fractured fibula while grappling with Maro Itoje at training camp. The English team recently announced that they would be engaging in Judo training sessions.
It was the team’s final training session before head coach Eddie Jones names his squad to face South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia. Sam Jones had hoped to replace the injured James Haskell in November and December.
Coach Jones Introduced the judo sessions to help players develop tackling skills, with Olympic medallist Kate Howey putting the England squad through their paces.
Dai Young, director of rugby at Sam Jones’ pro 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.
Original Article: http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/37553877