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England’s Billy Vunipola set with miss Six Nations with arm fracture

England’s Billy Vunipola set with miss Six Nations with arm fracture

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England’s Billy Vunipola (L) is tackled by a Scotland player during the Six Nations International at Twickenham Stadium in South-West London on March 11, 2017
Billy Vunipola is set to miss England’s Six Nations campaign after Saracens announced on Sunday that he had suffered a broken-down forearm, dealing with a huge blow to England coach Eddie Jones’ plans. The English Premiership club confirmed the injury in a short statement on their website.
“Saracens can confirm that he has a result of an injury sustained in Saturday’s European Rugby Champions Cup match against Ospreys, Billy Vunipola has fractured his forearm.Vunipola had an X-ray today confirming the injury,” the club said. “Billy is due to see a specialist later this week,” “But until that time,” Saracens will make further comment. Vunipola’s layoff came just after he had made his comeback from a three-month absence with knee disorder, with the 15-15 draw against Ospreys being only his second game since returning. The injury is a major blow for Jones, who will be his squad on Thursday for the Six Nations opener against Italy in Rome on February 4. He was already braced for the unavailability of James Haskell, who was shown in a red card in Wasps’ 33-28 Champions Cup defeated to Harlequins on Saturday. Tournament Organizers European Professional Rugby Club will be agreed upon at a disciplinary hearing for 32-year-old Haskell, which is likely to take place in the next few days. He could face six weeks.

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England’s Billy Vunipola set with miss Six Nations with arm fracture

England’s Billy Vunipola set with miss Six Nations with arm fracture

AFP / File / Glyn KIRK
England’s Billy Vunipola (L) is tackled by a Scotland player during the Six Nations International at Twickenham Stadium in South-West London on March 11, 2017
Billy Vunipola is set to miss England’s Six Nations campaign after Saracens announced on Sunday that he had suffered a broken-down forearm, dealing with a huge blow to England coach Eddie Jones’ plans. The English Premiership club confirmed the injury in a short statement on their website.
“Saracens can confirm that he has a result of an injury sustained in Saturday’s European Rugby Champions Cup match against Ospreys, Billy Vunipola has fractured his forearm.Vunipola had an X-ray today confirming the injury,” the club said. “Billy is due to see a specialist later this week,” “But until that time,” Saracens will make further comment. Vunipola’s layoff came just after he had made his comeback from a three-month absence with knee disorder, with the 15-15 draw against Ospreys being only his second game since returning. The injury is a major blow for Jones, who will be his squad on Thursday for the Six Nations opener against Italy in Rome on February 4. He was already braced for the unavailability of James Haskell, who was shown in a red card in Wasps’ 33-28 Champions Cup defeated to Harlequins on Saturday. Tournament Organizers European Professional Rugby Club will be agreed upon at a disciplinary hearing for 32-year-old Haskell, which is likely to take place in the next few days. He could face six weeks.

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