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Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

Statement: Finn Russell injury update

Bath’s incredible Premiership season has hit a major stumbling block this week, as it has been confirmed by head coach, Johan van Graan that playmakers Finn Russell and Cameron Redpath have both been hit with “significant” injuries.

“He injured his groin.” Van Graan explained. “The injury is what we call significant. What we mean by that is it is not a thing he will quickly run off in four or five days, that is why he have got all the expert advice that we have.”

Van Graan continued saying that his medical team, led by Rory Murray, were going to “leave no stone unturned” to get him back on the pitch as soon as they can.

“He has had a week away with his family and now he is back in the building starting his rehab and hopefully we can get him back on the pitch soon.”

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EXETER, ENGLAND – APRIL 06: Finn Russell of Bath walks off the field after an injury during the Investec Champions Cup Round Of 16 match between Exeter Chiefs and Bath Rugby at Sandy Park on April 06, 2024 in Exeter, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Contradicting rumours of the injury being ‘season ending’, Van Graan added: “If any of our players have a season-ending injury we will report that. Sam Harris had a season-ending injury in training on Friday and we put that out in our injury press release.

“We and Finn are aligned – he wants to get back as soon as possible – whether that is in a week or six weeks time. As soon as he is medically ready and then rugby ready we will get him out. I am very hopeful but from our side we are going to take the pressure off Finn.

“I have got the utmost trust in Rory, what he has done with his medical team and Alex [Martin, head of physical performance] has done from a physical performance point of view over the last two years has been incredible. I put all my trust in them and when they say he is ready we will put him back out.”

Bath Rugby’s full injury list

CHRIS CLOETE

Chris remains unavailable for selection following a shoulder injury sustained in February.

TOM DE GLANVILLE

Tom is recovering from surgery following the foot fracture he sustained during the Leinster Rugby game in March. He will be sidelined for the remainder of April and May.

SAM HARRIS

Sam sustained an injury in training. He will be out for the remainder of the season.

TED HILL

Ted continues to be monitored on the chest injury he sustained in the Investec Champions Cup Round of 16 tie against Exeter Chiefs. A decision on his availability for the upcoming Gallagher Premiership fixture against Exeter will be made later in the week.

CAMERON REDPATH

Cameron sustained significant ankle ligament damage in the Investec Champions Cup Round of 16 tie against Exeter Chiefs. His availability will be assessed weekly.

FINN RUSSELL

Finn suffered a significant groin injury in the Investec Champions Cup Round of 16 tie against Exeter Chiefs. His availability will be assessed weekly.

JOSH MCNALLY

Josh has returned to full training following a neck injury sustained in training.

GJ VAN VELZE

GJ has returned to full training after fracturing his thumb in the game against Bristol Bears at the end of January.

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