Bath, last in the table, takes a second severely injured blow as England mainstay Beno Obano risks being out for the remainder of the season after tearing his knee ligament against Harlequins
- Beno Obano bathroom abutment has torn the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee
- His teammate Anthony Watson suffered the same injury earlier this month.
- Obano was on sick leave for nine months after being injured while on duty in England in 2018.
Bath suffered more miserable news on Thursday after abutment Beno Obano was confirmed to have torn his ACL in his knee and could miss the rest of the season.
Winless Bath saw England wing Anthony Watson suffer the same injury against the Saracens earlier this month. Watson, like Obano, continued to play for several minutes when he was injured.
Against Harlequins last Saturday, Obano drove off the medics and even packed up for a scrum after visibly hitting his leg, much to the discomfort of his opponents.
Bath mainstay Beno Obano could miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury
Bath lost the game 31-17, their fifth loss of the season, and now faces him in search of cover for the duo.
“This is a complex injury that takes time to recover. We will provide a great deal of care to Beno to ensure his safe return to the field, ” said rugby director Stuart Hooper.
“His professionalism in overcoming serious injuries in his career to date has been remarkable. I know this will be no different. ‘
Obano also suffered a devastating knee and hamstring injury while on duty in England in 2018 and spent nine months away. He was not chosen in the recent fall squad before this new blow.
Obano continued to play for several minutes when he was injured after visibly hitting his leg