Rugby – Chris Robshaw Ruled Out Due To Knee Injury
England’s injury emergency in the back line has exacerbated with Harlequins flanker Chris Robshaw led out of the autumn internationals with a knee issue.
Previous skipper Robshaw, who has 66 tops, has played a clear role for England under Jones, beginning seven of the eight Test coordinates in 2018.
So Chris Robshaw joins England’s injured brigade …out of the Nov internationals after knee op. The combined number of caps in England’s back-row versus the Boks next month may well be in single figures…
— robert kitson (@robkitson) October 16, 2018
He was dropped for the second Test against South Africa in Bloemfontein, before astonishingly coming back to the side in the triumph in Cape Town 7 days later.
Robshaw, who has had medical procedure and says he is “gutted”, turns into the most recent key player to be sidelined.
So, that’s Chris Robshaw, Billy Vunipola, Sam Simmonds, Joe Launchbury, Jonathan Joseph, Anthony Watson, Ellis Genge and possibly Mako Vunipola all our due to injury. Nathan Hughes and Alex Lozowski probably unavailable due to suspension, while Joe Marler just retired. ? https://t.co/j2nsAQZ3Wa
— Martin Woodward (@woodwardnl) October 16, 2018
Number eight Billy Vunipola and bolt Joe Launchbury are now missing a result of injury, while Nathan Hughes is confronting suspension.
England are all set to play, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Africa one month from now.
#Rugby NEWS: @EnglandRugby lose another from the pack… #Harlequins confirm Chris Robshaw has undergone surgery on a knee injury sustained in the #GallagherPrem fixture against #Saracens. The back rower will be out for up to eight weeks, missing the #AutumnInternationals Tests
— RugbyUnplugged.com (@RugbyUnplugged) October 16, 2018
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