England in SA

Barritt out of second Test

2012-06-10 19:33
Brad Barritt (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - England centre Brad Barritt has been ruled out of the second Test against the Springboks after an operation to repair a lacerated eyeball.

Barrett, 25, sustained the injury during his side's 22-17 first Test loss to the Boks at King Park in Durban on Saturday.

The English RFU confirmed that the operation had been successful and that the South Africa-born Saracens back is expected to be back in contention for the third Test on 23 June.

"England's @bradbarritt has had successful op on lacerated eyeball in Durban and will join squad in Jo'burg later this week," the RFU posted on its Twitter page.

"Centre @bradbarritt out of 2nd Test but will be available for 3rd after eye op. Back in full training start of next week."

Barritt himself tweeted: "Thanks for all the messages! Had a small op this morning to repair a laceration of the conjunctiva in my eye. Will heal very quickly!"

The second Test is at Coca-Cola Park in Johannesburg on Saturday, with the third and final one at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth the following week.

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