Northampton Saints have issued an update on the condition of George Furbank after the fullback was involved in a horrific aerial collision with Gloucester’s Santiago Carreras during Saints’ 31-26 victory over the Cherry & Whites.
The pair collided with each other while trying to field a high ball and were both simultaneously knocked out.
Sound on. Glad to see Furbank and Carreras walk off after that. pic.twitter.com/ndQi5owjib— Andrew (@vicerage26) January 30, 2021
Once revived, they both left the pitch on foot, however, to observe concussion testing protocols.
“George is up and about upstairs. He’s got a really good looking cut on his nose, but he’s ok, thankfully.”
💬 “George is up and about upstairs. He’s got a really good looking cut on his nose, but he’s ok, thankfully.”— Northampton Saints 😇 (@SaintsRugby) January 31, 2021
A positive update on @GeorgeFurbank from Phil Dowson.
Best wishes also to Santiago Carreras 🙏 pic.twitter.com/bj8gIbnIpv
Furbank himself issued the following Tweet:
Little wonky but all good, cheers Digger 👍🏼 pic.twitter.com/fwdzU5NDov— George Furbank (@GeorgeFurbank) January 31, 2021
An update on Carreras is still forthcoming.
Gloucester have been struggling immensely this campaign, after having posted only one victory from seven outings. Head coach George Skivington said after the match:
“Obviously it’s frustrating and as professionals we will analyse what went wrong with our set-piece.
“We got more flustered than I would have liked as we made too many errors. We were a little better in getting into attacking positions than recently but then our set piece didn’t function.
“We are aware of the discussions concerning relegation, or not, in our league but we are not talking about that and are just concentrating on improving and hopefully picking up some wins.”