Cameron Coote and Dan Jones: ‘We have a lot worse’ injuries than Isomer Tuilagi’s in France

Media playback is not supported on this device Cameron Coote could be facing up to six months on the sidelines

Sale Sharks back Joe Judge says it was “completely inaccurate” to state their playmaker Danny Cipriani’s head injury was “more serious” than the players’ in Marseille.

Dan Jones will miss the rest of the Rugby World Cup after being cited for striking Samoa hooker Alesana Tuilagi in the 15-6 win.

Judge fractured his cheekbone as part of the same incident.

“Our injuries are much worse, we’ve got long term [concerns],” said Judge. “The guys going in have to deal with a lot more.”

Speaking to BBC Sport, he added: “Mentally and physically, they are hurt.”

Cipriani, 27, has been given an additional 28 days to recover from concussion, which means he will miss the rest of the Championship season for Sale.

The report by freelance reporter James Crossley, which also featured two quotes from judge’s family, were immediately rubbished by the forward.

“I’m so angry as we didn’t even know about the tweet, until (James) began quoting what my brother said, which is totally inaccurate,” he said.

“We weren’t even speaking to him. If his family wanted to speak out and express their opinions they are entitled to, but this report is completely inaccurate.”

“Luckily my brother and myself made it through the game, it’s a team effort.”

Crossley said Judge’s brother had been quoted saying “the next 30-40 days are a red letter day”.

He added: “It is very damaging that Jones has been cited.”

Judge was sidelined for around eight weeks after arriving home with concussion to Newport Gwent Dragons in February 2011.

He said it would take him “a fair few months” to recover.

“My face is still bleeding. It’s a lot worse than when I was in Wales, in that we don’t have proper medical support here [in England].

“I’m down to my last little bit of bone marrow, but I’m talking about two bones [in the face].”

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