Tuesday 14

Rugby Union

Nowell set for ankle surgery review

29th July 2019, 15:20 by Craig Smithson

Jack Nowell left England's training camp in Italy for a "surgical review of his ankle", the Rugby Football Union have confirmed.

The 26-year-old back linked up with Eddie Jones' squad in Treviso despite continuing his rehabilitation from the ankle operation he underwent last month after suffering the injury during Exeter's Gallagher Premiership final defeat by Saracens.

No date was given for Nowell's return, but he is expected to be fit for the World Cup, which gets underway in Japan in September.

Jones has plenty of options in the back positions, but he is keen on having Nowell in his final 31-man squad, which is due to be named on August 12, given that the British and Irish Lion has won 33 caps since making his Red Rose bow in 2014.

In the meantime, the RFU released a short statement to confirm the reason behind him leaving the training camp early this week.

It read: "Jack Nowell has returned home for a routine surgical review of his ankle."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

More Southern Kings

Recent Sport Headlines

Horse Racing

Dandalla heading for Deauville

13th July 2020, 16:40

Connections have confirmed Dandalla will head to Deauville for the Prix Morny after winning at Newmarket last week.

Horse Racing

Sceptical heading to York after Newmarket defeat

13th July 2020, 16:27

Trainer Denis Hogan has confirmed Sceptical will head to York for the Nunthorpe after his narrow defeat in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket.

Horse Racing

Geraghty calls time on glittering career

12th July 2020, 11:05

Barry Geraghty has announced his retirement as a jockey, at the age of 40, and admits he will "miss the buzz and thrill" of jump racing.

Horse Racing

Appleby expecting Pinatubo success

12th July 2020, 09:50

Charlie Appleby says he wold be "disappointed" if Pinatubo doesn't win the Qatar Prix Jean Prat at Deauville on Sunday.

Horse Racing

Fallon bags first Group One winner in Darley July Cup

11th July 2020, 18:34

Cieren Fallon rode his first Group One winner as Oxted cruised to victory in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket.

Horse Racing

Stott relishing Newmarket outing

11th July 2020, 11:20

Jockey Kevin Stott is relishing Saturday's outing in the Group One Darley July Cup at Newmarket with Hello Youmzain.

Horse Racing

Nazeef extends winning run

10th July 2020, 16:56

Nazeef has continued to enhance her growing reputation by earning a sixth successive win in the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes.

Horse Racing

Unbeaten Quorto suffers fatal injury

10th July 2020, 15:21

Unbeaten Group 1 winner Quorto suffered a fatal injury during training at Newmarket on Thursday, according to Charlie Appleby.