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'Sounds very serious': Saracens shed light on Wray skull fracture

By Liam Heagney
(Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

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Saracens boss Mark McCall has given an insight to the revelation that Jackson Wray fractured his skull with two minutes remaining in last Sunday’s Gallagher Premiership win at Northampton. The London club revealed on Wednesday via their website that the back-rower suffered a serious-sounding injury at Franklin’s Gardens and spent the night after the match in hospital. 

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Providing a general update on the status of seven currently injured players, a Saracens statement read: “Jackson Wray is seeing a consultant this week after suffering a fracture in his skull last weekend against Northampton Saints.” 

A few hours later at his weekly media briefing ahead of this weekend’s league match versus Gloucester, Saracens boss McCall shed further light on what had happened to Wray and what the treatment outlook is for his long-serving player

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“Although a fractured skull sounds very serious, we have to wait for Jackson to go to the specialist a little bit later in the week just to find out what the repercussions of that are,” explained McCall. 

“He has been in the club the last few days, he is fine in himself. He is moving around the place. He spent the night in hospital on Sunday night, got back to St Albans on Monday and has been around the club the last few days, so we are just waiting for him to go and see the specialist and see what they have to say.

“We’ll let him see the specialist but I assume he is going to be out for a fairly decent period of time. It [the injury] happened with about two minutes to go in the game, just a clash of heads with one of our players. 

“Jackson himself kind of knew, he didn’t feel it was a concussion, he felt it was a crack. He felt there was something different about it. He identified it pretty quickly himself and then once he had said that to the medics the sensible thing was for him to go to the hospital and get it scanned and the scan made it clear that he was right and there was a fracture there.”

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