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Tom Curry: England flanker dominated out of Six Nations and presumably remainder of the season


Tom Curry
Tom Curry was an ever-present in England’s World Cup beginning line-up after serving a two-match ban for his sending off in opposition to Argentina in September

England and Sale Sharks’ Tom Curry has been dominated out of the Six Nations and is prone to miss the remainder of the season after having hip surgical procedure.

Curry, 25, has been troubled with the damage since taking part in a full half for England on the Rugby World Cup.

Sale director of rugby Alex Sanderson mentioned surgical procedure was the best choice for the flanker “within the brief time period”.

In the meantime, England and Saracens again row Ben Earl can be out there for the beginning of the Six Nations in February.

Earl, 25, injured his proper knee through the warm-up for Saturday’s Premiership victory over Harlequins.

Curry, who earned his fiftieth cap within the third-place play-off win in opposition to Argentina in October, will bear an operation in two weeks’ time.

“I do know it sounds long run – the season – but it surely’s not,” added Sanderson.

“He is nonetheless a younger lad and it is the very best factor for him within the brief time period to make sure he is in a position to be extra sturdy transferring ahead and to coach and progress his sport the way in which he desires to.

“The extent of stiffness hadn’t flagged as much as this diploma till this level in his profession. The purple flags had been out that perhaps there was one thing deeper right here and apparently there may be.

“I am certain there can be ebbs and flows over the subsequent 4 or 5 months and I hope to be a part of that journey with him as we get him again to the place he must be.”

Curry additionally missed the Six Nations earlier this yr due to a hamstring drawback and the build-up to the World Cup by way of ankle ligament injury.

‘Not taking part in could be good for Earl in the long term’

Ben Earl
Ben Earl established himself as England’s beginning quantity eight through the World Cup

Earl and Saracens acquired a optimistic replace on his knee drawback on Tuesday.

A scan revealed medial meniscus injury, which has now been repaired, and he’s prone to return in January.

“We anticipate he’ll be out for between six to eight weeks,” Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall mentioned.

Earl was a standout performer for England on their run to the bronze medal in France, taking part in 80 minutes in six out of their seven matches.

“Ben had a minor knee process this morning,” McCall added. “He is had a busy time with a variety of minutes in August, September and October, so to have a six-week interval not taking part in rugby would possibly truly be good for him in the long term.”

England wing Elliot Daly suffered a minor hamstring damage within the warm-up and is anticipated to be out there to face Northampton on 2 December.

Nonetheless, Saracens centre Alex Lozowski broken his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and faces a prolonged time on the sidelines.

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