England and Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell could make his season debut this weekend against Harlequins as the Sarries pivot continues to rehabilitate from a back injury suffered during the summer.
Second place Saracens will head to the Stoop on Saturday to take on struggling Quins and director of rugby Mark McCall is hopeful that the 24-year-old playmaker may be ready to make his return in time for the London derby.
“Owen has trained and maybe has a chance for the weekend, we’ll see how he is after Tuesday’s training session. George [Kruis] didn’t train, so he’s unlikely, but we’ll see how he is,” said McCall (via Sky Sports).
“Both injuries are a little bit indeterminate. They’re not those types of injuries where you have two weeks and you’re back. They’re both back injuries.”
Deputy fly-half Alex Lozowski will make way if Farrell does return to the starting XV, which would temporarily halt the 23-year-old’s strong start to the season, with Lozowski scoring two tries from Sarries’ first two games of the season, as well as booting five penalties during the champion’s 27-12 win over Northampton last weekend.
Jack O’Toole, Pundit Arena