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England flanker doubtful for Six Nations

2nd January 2019, 15:59 by Bobbie Jackson

Bath flanker Sam Underhill has been rated as doubtful for the start of England's Six Nations campaign due to injury.

The 22-year-old sustained ligament damage to his ankle in the 23-16 victory over Leicester Tigers in the Gallagher Premiership on Sunday.

Bath confirmed the news on their official website but failed to state how long he will be unavailable, although it is understood he faces at least four weeks on the sidelines.

A statement on Bath's website said: "Underhill sustained ligament damage to his ankle and further detail around his expected return will be provided after his specialist review."

Underhill caught the eye while representing England during the autumn Tests and he was expected to make up part of Eddie Jones’ squad for the upcoming Six Nations.

England kick off their campaign against holders Ireland in Dublin on February 2 before welcoming France to Twickenham eight days later.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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