Dan Robson

Dan Robson

Big Red 16 Mar 2019 09:45 am said..

Reading this morning that he may not play again this season after developing apparent blood clots in his leg. Wishing you a speedy recovery Dobby, cruel luck and easily England’s best scrum half at the moment.
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RossM 16 Mar 2019 09:55 am said..

Here is the article from this morning's Times:

First part:

"Dan Robson has developed blood clots and he is unlikely to play again this season, dealing a serious blow to his hopes of gaining selection for the World Cup in Japan in the autumn.

The Wasps scrum half was due to be on the bench against Scotland today but he left England’s training base on Tuesday after alerting the medical staff to a pain in his leg.

Robson, 27, who has two England caps, developed the clots spontaneously, rather than as a result of a contact injury. He was taken for immediate medical treatment because the condition can be life-threatening. Blood clots can form in veins or arteries.

Specialists are investigating the cause of the problem, with Robson due to undergo tests this weekend. It is understood that he faces months out of action. An extended period on the sidelines risks damaging his chances of winning a place in England’s 31-man squad for the World Cup.

England’s first pre-tournament training camp, for players not involved in the Gallagher Premiership play-offs, begins at the end of June. There are then three warm-up games in August before Eddie Jones, the head coach, has to finalise his squad.

Jones is likely to take only two scrum halves to the World Cup, with Ben Youngs certain to play a part. Robson was already facing stiff competition from experienced rivals Richard Wigglesworth and Danny Care. With both of them injured, Ben Spencer will get a chance to impress after the Saracens scrum half received a call-up to replace Robson on the bench for today’s game.
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RossM 16 Mar 2019 09:56 am said..

Second part:

The RFU initially described Robson’s unavailability as “illness” as they waited for his condition to be assessed. “He’s got some investigations and consultations going on,” Steve Borthwick, the England forwards coach, said on Wednesday. “We’re trying to investigate exactly what it is.”

Quite apart from the serious nature of the condition, the timing for Robson is cruel given how long he has had to wait for his England chance despite his consistently outstanding form for Wasps. Jones selected Robson for the first time last summer but used Spencer as back-up for Youngs in South Africa.

Robson was due to be involved in the autumn but he missed England’s four-game series after requiring surgery to repair ankle ligament damage.

When Robson did eventually win England selection at the start of the Six Nations, he was kept on the bench for the victory over Ireland before making his debut in the final ten minutes of the win against France. Jones did not use him in the defeat by Wales but Robson made a 19-minute appearance against Italy last week, scoring a try in England’s 57-14 win.

An RFU spokesman said: “Dan Robson suffered blood clots which arose spontaneously earlier this week and is being evaluated and treated by specialists at the moment. At this stage it is too early to give a return-to-play date.”
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Gb83 16 Mar 2019 09:58 am said..

That’s very serious, hopefully 1st of all they can get to the cause and he can come back healthy.
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Cherryade 16 Mar 2019 10:17 am said..

Very sad news for him....speedy and full recovery I hope.
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Porky 16 Mar 2019 10:52 am said..

This puts things in perspective somewhat. Blood clots represent a very serious medical risk and Dan's only focus now must be finding the cause and eliminating it so he can resume his career.

I wish him all the very best.
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foresterinyorks 16 Mar 2019 11:10 am said..

Best wishes Dan.
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Lord Lucan 16 Mar 2019 11:40 am said..

Awful illness for Dan, hopefully they can fix the underlying cause, I’m afraid conventional treatment may not be compatible with contact sport.
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Still Realistic 16 Mar 2019 15:27 pm said..

Rugby comes second, I hope Dan will be ok
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The Vic 16 Mar 2019 16:32 pm said..

He will be on anticoagulants for 6 months at least. Which will mean no rugby for that time. He will also need to find out if he has a condition like Factor V Lieden, clotting like that would normally indicate a genetic condition that makes you prone to clotting like that. Dependent upon that genetic condition he may not be able to play rugby again, particularly if he has to remain on anticoagulants for the rest of his life.

I hope he recovers well and gets a bit of guidance and support
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