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Sarries confirm Maro Itoje blow

Saracens have confirmed Maro Itoje has suffered a fractured jaw but would not reveal how long the lock will be sidelined for.

The England star, who featured heavily on the British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand over the summer, picked up the injury in Sarries' 20-19 Aviva Premiership defeat at the hands of Harlequins at the weekend.

Saracens fears were realized this week when they confirmed the jaw fracture on Tuesday and now Itoje is set to see a specialist to find out the full extent of the damage a possible return date.

The news will also come as a blow to England head coach Eddie Jones who will see his side start the defense of their Six Nations title when they face Italy in less than nine weeks' time.

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