Continuing with their run in the Aviva Premiership campaign, Bath Rugby is facing a series of setbacks due to its bad luck with injuries among the players.
For their latest matchup with Newcastle Falcons at The Rec this Saturday, Bath rugby will need to shuffle their back row. Sam Underhill may not be available, having been knocked out at the 68th minute by a tackle during their previous matchup with Northampton.
Kahn Fotuali’i is undergoing medical screening after he failed a head injury assessment against the Saints. The availability of Underhill and Fotuali’i was unknown today.
Booth said: “Sam had an appointment today. If you have two concussions in any given year you have to have a medical screening. He’s away along with Kahn doing that, so we’ll get some feedback later on. Recovering from an injury to the calf, Matt Garvey will also not be available.
Anthony Watson suffered a knee injury against the Saints and Booth admitted it will be “tight for him” to be fit for the weekend. Tom Homer will be out for an estimated three more weeks due to a back injury.
On the bright side, we also have players making a comeback – both Chris Cook and Luke Charteris have recovered from the conclusions they suffered against Saracens. The Springboks has not yet disclosed if Francois Louw would be recalled.
Matt Banahan and Charlie Ewels have been spotted at Farleigh House, and are expected to be available. Henry Thomas’ come back from ACL surgery is going well. He is back in full-contact training and could feature away at Wasps on October 1. Zach Mercer or Josh Bayliss could be in the matchday 23 for the first time this season. Like Max Lahiff; Shaun Knight and Nathan Catt (who are recovering from nerve issues) are expected to be two-three weeks away from their comebacks.