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Saracens reveal Jackson Wray has suffered a shocking head injury

By Liam Heagney
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High-flying Saracens have confirmed that back-rower Jackson Wray suffered a worrying head injury in last Sunday’s Gallagher Premiership win over Northampton at Franklin’s Gardens. The 31-year-old forward was a half-time replacement for Billy Vunipola and he went on to play his part in a deserved 30-6 win that kept his club in second place behind leaders Leicester

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However, it has since emerged that Wray fractured his skull during his appearance from the bench and is now waiting to hear back from a consultant this week about how severe the injury is and how it will be treated. 

In an injury update posted on the club’s official website that provided an update seven currently injured players, including the sidelined England skipper Owen Farrell, Saracens said about Wray: “Seeing a consultant this week after suffering a fracture in his skull last weekend against Northampton Saints.” 

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Wray, who had an issue with a concussion earlier this season, has made more than 250 first-team appearances for the club and Saracens’ latest Premiership win was their eighth in eleven outings this team which left them nine points behind Tigers.   

The remainder of the Saracens medical bulletin issued on Wednesday read: “Alec Clarey is recovering from an ankle injury and will be back at the start of February. Aled Davies has a calf injury which will keep him out until the start of February. 

“Duncan Taylor has had surgery on his shoulder, due to return in March. Marco Riccioni’s surgery on a knee injury sustained on international duty was successful. He is continuing his rehab but will remain on the sidelines for the rest of the season. 

“Owen Farrell is progressing well after ankle surgery and is due to return in mid to late January. Ralph Adams-Hale had shoulder surgery in October and will be back in action at the start of February.”

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