Gloucester injury update ahead of Leicester clash

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George Skivington spoke to the media ahead of Gloucester’s clash with Leicester Tigers in the Gallagher Premiership. Robert Rees brings you all the latest news from the Cherry and Whites camp.

Jake Polledri

George Skivington confirmed that the Italian number eight is likely to be out for a number of “months” following a nasty knee injury in Italy’s game last weekend.

The scan was completed in Italy and they are awaiting full results in the coming days for the full diagnosis.

Fraser Balmain

“He’s working through his rehab well,” said Skivington, but he remains to be weeks away from a return to action.

Will Heinz

“He’s got a good while yet, probably around four weeks or so, maybe five or six weeks, maybe three.”

Ben Morgan

“He’s back training,” explained Skivington, who’ll be relieved at such news following Polledri’s injury.

Alex Craig

“He’s coming on nicely and not a million miles away from returning,” said the Head Coach.

Gloucester signing joining next week

The news of Ollie Atkins’ arrival at Kingsholm will be merry news for Gloucester fans, but he won’t join up with the team until next week, after he goes through Covid protocols.

He also confirmed that there were no plans to bring anyone else on board, unless the coaching team require long term cover for Polledri.

 

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