Itoje in doubt for November Tests

Date published: October 23 2016

England are sweating on the fitness of Maro Itoje after the Saracens lock injured his hand in the Champions Cup game against Scarlets on Saturday.

Itoje has had an x-ray after he injured his hand at Allianz Park after his arm was caught in a tackle shortly after half-time, with the club’s medical staff immediately determining that to be the end of Itoje’s game against the Welsh region.

A fracure would rule the 21-year-old out of England’s November Test schedule in which they will face both South Africa and Australia.

“Maro came off with a sore hand,” said the Saracens director of rugby, Mark McCall. “He will be examined and have an x-ray after which we will know more.