Brad Barritt Proves He’s One Tough S.O.B Ahead Of Leinster Clash

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Saracens centre Brad Barritt says he will be fit and ready to go for this weekend’s crucial quarter final clash with Leinster, despite undergoing surgery on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old was forced off during Sarries’ Premiership win over Harlequins last weekend, due to what was believed to be a neck problem at the time.

Later he found out he had fractured his cheekbone, and on Tuesday, the centre had a small plate put into his cheek and insists it won’t stop him from fulfilling in duty for the team in Dublin.

“I’m completely 100 per cent confident I can do my role,” he told Saracens.com.

“I only realised I’d fractured it late on Saturday then when I blew my nose and it inflated!

“I had a small plate put into my cheek and thanks to the marvels of science I was able to have it done under local anaesthetic. It was a surreal experience but I’ve had a lot more painful experiences in my day.

“It was much like a routine tooth operation! Thankfully it’s not something that will rule me out of the weekend.

“It’s not a game I want to miss and in terms of the preparation we’ve had with the full session (on Wednesday) I’m confident with it.”