Surgery dashed England flank's Six Nations hopes
INJURY UPDATE: England have been forced to undergo their Six Nations campaign without Bath flank Sam Underhill.
The clubs gave an injury update on the back row saying “Sam Underhill has had surgery on his ankle and is expected to be out of action for up to three months”.
Bath have set a projected return of March.
It’s unlikely Underhill, who is rated as the 7th best openside in the Premiership with an RPI score of 68, will be back in time for England’s match with Italy on March 9, or their final game of the tournament against Scotland on March 16.
Meanwhile, there is some good news for England in terms of Maro Itoje.
The 24-year-old, who picked up a knee injury whilst on international duty with England in November – chipping his patella, is set to return to the field this weekend.
England head coach Eddie Jones is set to name his squad for the upcoming tournament on Thursday.
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