England face injury crisis as Six Nations looms
NEWS: England coach Steve Borthwicks’ woes continue with the withdrawal of Elliot Daly and Jamie George from the England squad due to injury.
The wing Daly suffered a hamstring injury, while George sustained a concussion.
Jamie Blamire and Ollie Lawrence have been called up as replacements.
The pair will take part in training at Twickenham Stadium on Tuesday.
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George faces at least 12 days on the sidelines and will return only a day before England’s Six Nations tie against Scotland at Twickenham on February 4.
That is if he completes the return-to-play protocols.
This is a big concern for the new boss, as injuries to Luke Cowan-Dickie and George McGuigan mean that Jack Walker is the only other hooker in Borthwick’s squad.
This leaves Borthwick without three of his most experienced players and a potential front-row crisis for his first game in charge against Scotland.
On Monday, it was revealed that Courtney Lawes (calf) and George McGuigan (knee) have to be withdrawn through injury.