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Injury woe for Foxy
Bedford Blues have been rocked by the news that flanker Darren Fox could miss up to three months of the season after breaking his arm during the British & Irish Cup against Llanelli on Saturday afternoon.
Despite the injury, Fox continued playing before having to leave the field with eight minutes remaining on the clock in the Blues first win of the season.
After attending hospital an x-ray revealed a clean break to Fox’s left arm and he underwent surgery earlier this week.
Speaking about the injury, Blues Director of Rugby Mike Rayer said:
“It is obviously a big blow for us particularly as Foxy has been in great form for us. Injuries are part and parcel of the game though and we have plenty of cover with the likes of Sacha Harding – who is back to full fitness – Tom Armes and Nick Fenton-Wells all slugging it out for a starting spot.”
There was some better news on the long term injury front though with Gregor Gillanders returning to full training this week and hopeful of featuring for the Blues by mid-November. Dan Seal is also progressing well with his rehabilitation from a knee injury, is back in the gym building up strength and should be back on the field in four to six weeks.