England full-back Anthony Watson appears no closer to a return to action after rupturing his Achilles for a second time.
But Bath, Watson’s club, have revealed that his operation was not a success and he instead re-tore his Achilles, with director of rugby Todd Blackadder refusing to put a date on a return.
“[Watson’s] initial surgery did not quite take, so he’s re-torn it and it’s a start-again injury,” Blackadder said.
“We honestly don’t know what the timeline is because it could vary by weeks or months. It will certainly be later in the season.”
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