Olly Barkley confirms double leg break

Bath Rugby have confirmed that Olly Barkley has suffered a fracture to his lower tibia and fibular in the game against Gloucester on Saturday, and will be out for the rest of the season.


The Twenty-nine-year-old England and Bath back was stretchered off the field in his team’s match against Gloucester at Kingholm on Saturday.


Barkley was carried off wearing an oxygen mask following a lengthy delay as he received treatment on the field by paramedics.


He underwent an operation to correct it in Gloucester on Saturday evening following the incident and the Doctors were pleased with how this went.


Director of Rugby, Sir Ian McGeechan, said”It is obviously very disappointing for Olly to suffer an injury of this nature, especially as he had been playing so well recently, and at such an important part of the season.


“It is doubly disappointing for Olly and the Club as he also missed much of last season with a bad leg injury. “


“We will of course make sure he receives the best possible medical attention to get him back on the field as and when he is ready.”


Barkley confirmed on his Twitter account on Sunday night that he had suffered the double break.


“For those that have asked I clean broke my tibia and fibula and had a rod with a few screws put through my tib to secure it.”


“Fib will heal.” he said on Twitter.

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