Olly Barkley stretchered off during Bath's clash against Gloucester

Bath Rugby can confirm that Olly Barkley sadly suffered a fracture to his lower tibia and fibular in the game against Gloucester on Saturday, and will be out for the rest of the season.

He underwent an operation to correct it in Gloucester on Saturday evening following the incident and the Doctors were pleased with how this went.

Director of Rugby, Sir Ian McGeechan, said “It is obviously very disappointing for Olly to suffer an injury of this nature, especially as he had been playing so well recently, and at such an important part of the season.

“It is doubly disappointing for Olly and the Club as he also missed much of last season with a bad leg injury. We will of course make sure he receives the best possible medical attention to get him back on the field as and when he is ready.”

The Club would like to thank all the numerous supporters and members of the wider rugby community for all their well wishes for Olly, and will endeavour to pass them all onto him.