Quins sweat on Robshaw's injury
April 21, 2013
Chris Robshaw is helped from the field © Getty Images
Harlequins' boss Conor O'Shea has allayed fears over Chris Robshaw's injury after the England captain hobbled off during Saturday's match against the Worcester Warriors.
Quins' win over the Warriors secured their place in the Aviva Premiership play-offs with Nick Evans and Danny Care both grabbing braces of tries as they ran in six against beleaguered Worcester. But the sight of Robshaw limping off would have caused concern not only for O'Shea but also for England coach Stuart Lancaster and British & Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland.
Robshaw has been mentioned by some as a potential skipper of the Lions come the summer but if he misses out on a place in the squad, then he is likely to travel to Argentina with England.
Robshaw left the field in the 55th minute and will undergo a scan this week as Quins seek to determine the extent of his injury. He will definitely miss their Round 22 clash with fellow play-off side Northampton but O'Shea is hopeful Robshaw will be back for their Premiership semi-final.
"He came down on his ankle when he came down from a line-out," O'Shea said. "He hobbled into the shower. We'll just let it bleed and see where it is in 24 hours.
"It's pretty swollen and he came out of the changing rooms in a moon boot. I wouldn't say it was precautionary as he twisted his ankle but he'll be fine. Maybe not for next week, but we've got three weeks until the semi-final so he should be fine for that."
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