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England hope star will make last two games

6th February 2019, 04:35 by Michael Holland

England have revealed Maro Itoje could be fit and available for the latter part of their Six Nations campaign.

The British and Irish Lions lock suffered a grade two medial ligament tear in the victory over Ireland last weekend and has been ruled out of the next two games against France and Wales.

However, all is not lost with England now optimistic regards his chances of making the last two games against Italy and Scotland, if his rehabilitation goes smoothly.

“Maro had the scan and saw a specialist (Monday). It’s ligament damage to his knee,” said forwards coach Steve Borthwick.“We anticipate him being able to play at the latter part of the tournament.

"Hopefully he’ll heal fast and we’ll have him back ASAP.

“Which game that is for depends on how his rehab goes over the next couple of weeks, but we’d expect him to feature later on.”

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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