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Saracens and Scotland Wing Sean Maitland Out for Three Months with Knee Injury
In a devastating blow to Saracens, 34-year-old wing Sean Maitland will be out of action for at least three months after suffering a knee injury during the Premiership final victory over Sale Sharks on May 27. Despite not requiring surgery, the seasoned player will miss important matches in the upcoming season.
The incident involving Maitland occurred in the first half of the Premiership final win against Sale Sharks. Although he finished playing that game despite his injury, it was later discovered that he would need to take an extended break from rugby union due to damage sustained.
How Long Will He Be Out?
Maitland faces between 12-16 weeks off before returning to training following this unfortunate setback. This leaves him absent from crucial games coming up this year including those within Europe’s Rugby Champions Cup competition.
The absence could have implications both for Saracens and Scotland as they prepare themselves ahead of next season’s challenges. The north London club recently re-signed veteran athlete Maitland on a new one-year contract last month but now face starting their campaign without him in good physical condition; meanwhile, fans are left pondering how long it will be until he makes his return to international duty having won an impressive 53 caps so far.
Alec Clarey Also Set To Miss Start Of Next Season Due To Injuries:
Furthermore, in another blow to Saracens’ preparations for the new season, Alec Clarey will miss the start of next season while he recovers following an operation on a neck and shoulder problem. Meanwhile, fellow prop Ralph Adams-Hale is set to return to action during the first part of the campaign after recovering from his injuries.
Overall Maitland’s absence will be felt deeply by both club and country alike as they look ahead towards their upcoming fixtures. The Rugby World Cup begins on Friday 8 September with Scotland keenly anticipating success at this year’s event – but without one of their most experienced players on board.
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