Saracens fans have been fretting after their captain Brad Barritt came off against Glasgow at the weekend with an ankle injury.

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Mark McCall’s men ran away comfortable 56-27 winners in the end, after they completely dominated the game after conceding an early try. The powerful performance was marred though by Barrit leaving the field on a stretcher late on.
However, the club have allayed any initial fears that this would be a serious injury.

Now Barritt has reassured fans on Twitter, saying that the injury is “a lot better than it could have been”.

Not only is Barritt captain of the men in black, he has been integral to their success over the years, and is one of their most important players. As the climax of the season approaches, it is imperative that he makes a return to keep Saracens on course for silverware.

The Premiership champions face Newcastle and Bristol over the next two weeks, but Barritt’s priority will be to return for Munster’s visit to the Ricoh Arena for the Champions Cup semi-final on the 20th April. Judging by his recent post, that may well be a possibility.

After the demolition of Glasgow at the weekend, Saracens will be many people’s favourites to lift the Champions Cup. However, Barritt is an intricate cog in the Saracens team, and is the organiser and catalyst for their fearsome defence.

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While they still have a raft of talent in the centres in north London, many fans will want to see the 32-year-old back to face Munster.

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