Brown in Test injury scare

Mike Brown

Mike Brown

First published in Rugby

England boss Stuart Lancaster is awaiting an injury update on star player Mike Brown ahead of the first Test against New Zealand.

Lancaster will be without a number of key individuals when England tackle New Zealand in Auckland on June 7 due to the Aviva Premiership final between Saracens and Northampton taking place a week earlier.

But he has now been hit by an injury concern surrounding Southampton-born Brown, who limped off with hamstring trouble during Harlequins’ 31-17 play-off defeat against Saracens on Saturday.

England will open a three-Test series against the All Blacks already deprived of Premiership finalists like Owen Farrell, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola, Brad Barritt, Alex Goode, Ben Foden, Courtney Lawes, Tom Wood, Dylan Hartley and Luther Burrell.

And Brown, player of the tournament in this season’s RBS 6 Nations Championship, could now give cause for concern.

Brown tweeted on Saturday night: “Hammy is sore, but hopefully just a small strain. Rest, ice and assessment.”

And Quins rugby director Conor O'Shea said: “Hopefully, it is just a little twinge.

“It was hot out there. The surface is different to what we are used to playing on.

“It’s a twinge, I hope, nothing more, but we will see after the next couple of days. He has got a few weeks until that first Test. Hopefully, he is all right.”

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

5:34pm Sun 18 May 14

batesieboy says...

Get better soon, England will need you in NZ. ( Oh, and support your local football team, not northern monkeys. Lightweight.)
Get better soon, England will need you in NZ. ( Oh, and support your local football team, not northern monkeys. Lightweight.) batesieboy
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree