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England sweat on Underhill news

31st December 2018, 00:45 by Michael Holland

Sam Underhill is a big injury worry for England after he picked up an ankle injury while playing for Bath.

The back-row forward was a star for England during the autumn internationals in November but could be facing a spell on the sidelines after injuring his ankle in Bath's 23-16 win over Leicester.

England are due to face reigning champions Ireland when the 2019 Six Nations gets underway in just over a month, and Underhill now faces a race to make it.

Bath coach Todd Blackadder was unable to shed much light on the extent of the injury, but all should become clearer in the coming days.

"Underhill was brilliant. He and Francois Louw were all over the ball tonight," said Blackadder.

As for Underhill's injury and the seriousness of it, the former New Zealand international added: "He's just rolled his ankle. It was serious enough for him to come off."

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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