Owen Farrell of Saracens will miss the 6 Nations after suffering a knee ligament injury. Farrell was assessed by a specialist yesterday evening who confirmed that he suffered a high grade medial ligament strain that will keep him out for the duration of the Championship. Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers) and Brad Barritt (Saracens) are also being treated for knee medial ligament strains, Tom Wood (Northampton Saints) for an ankle injury and Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby) for a strain to his shoulder.
England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said, “It’s a real shame for Owen that he sustained this injury and we wish him the best for his recovery. We are fortunate to have three other No 10s in the squad in what is a very competitive position and we will look forward to seeing how they go over the RBS 6 Nations. We will continue to assess and treat the other players’ injuries and will provide an update at the launch tomorrow.”