Billy Vunipola give disappointing update on his fitness

Billy Vunipola gives disappointing update on his fitness

Billy Vunipola has admitted he is unlikely to play any part in England’s Six Nations campaign as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.

The 24-year-old underwent surgery in December to repair ligament damage sustained during the autumn internationals.

Eddie Jones had previously suggested that the powerhouse No.8 could return in a timely fashion for a potential title decider against Ireland on March 18th.

But Vunipola thinks it will be tough to be back to Test match fitness for then.

“I have still got a while to go – hopefully I will be running soon,” Vunipola toldThe Sun.


“I think it’ll be two or three weeks so I probably won’t make the Ireland game.

“There is a lot of work for myself to do and, up to this point, the physio team and the strength and conditioning group have done a great job.

“So I shall keep my head down and when I am back, I am back, but I am not expecting to walk straight back into the England team.

“It will be tough for me to put pressure on myself so it is probably a bit unfair to say I will come straight back into the fold.”

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