Former Great Britain rugby league captain Andy Farrell will have to wait another week to make his rugby union debut.
Farrell, who had been named in the Saracens side for Saturday's pre-season visit to Bedford Blues, was ruled out with a toe injury.
He is now hoping to make his first appearance since his switch from Wigan Warriors in the warm-up match against fellow London side Harlequins at Harpenden.
Farrell had clinched his place at inside centre with his performance in a Probables v Possibles match in mid-week but also picked up the injury which led to Saracens head coach Steve Diamond deciding not to take any chances with his expensive acquisition.
Diamond said: "Andy played the full match in mid-week but unfortunately had his toe stepped on. It's just a bit sore.
"I would rather have him able to take part in a full week's training next week and be available for the weekend."