Premiership Boss Takes Aim At Eddie Jones Over ‘Unacceptable Training Camps’
Something’s got to give.
Bath owner Bruce Craig is absolutely furious with England head coach Eddie Jones after prop Beno Obano picked up a serious injury while on duty with the national side.
Obano, who’s been one of Bath’s standout players this season, suffered “multiple ligament and hamstring tendon damage” while training with England and is expected to miss 12 months of action.
The likes of Tom Ellis (cruciate), Dave Attwood (knee), Sam Underhill (toe) and Anthony Watson (jaw) have all picked up significant injuries at England camps in recent years, while Sam Jones was recently forced to retire at just 27 after picking up a very serious injury while practicing judo under Jones’ supervision.
“The level of injuries in these training camps is totally unacceptable,” Craig told The Times.
“What is going on in the camp? There is obviously an issue because of the number of injuries.”
“There has got to be significant questions asked about duty of care. At Bath, we’re not having cruciate ligament injuries in training. I am unsure of whether the players are not being taken to levels that are unacceptable.”