England handed 'devastating' Alex Mitchell injury update - Ruck

England handed ‘devastating’ Alex Mitchell injury update

England’s Six Nations campaign has been dealt a blow with the news that Alex Mitchell will miss the remainder of the tournament due to a knee injury.

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The Northampton Saints scrum-half sustained a grade-two strain to his anterior cruciate ligament during a training session last Friday, but fortunately, scans have shown that surgery won’t be necessary.

Sources revealed to The Telegraph that Mitchell’s setback was a grade-two strain to his ACL following a nasty twist during England’s practice.

Despite the setback, Mitchell could be back in action for his club within two months, sparing him from the worst-case scenario of a season-ending tear.

However, his absence leaves a void in England’s lineup for crucial clashes against Scotland, Ireland, and France. In his place, coach Steve Borthwick has called up Harry Randall to fill the void.

England squad (vs Scotland, Saturday)
Forwards (20):
Ollie Chessum (Leicester Tigers)
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)
Alex Coles (Northampton Saints)
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Sale Sharks)
Chandler Cunningham-South (Harlequins)
Ben Curry (Sale Sharks)
Theo Dan (Saracens)
Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins)
Ben Earl (Saracens)
Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)
Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears)
Jamie George (Saracens)
Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers)
Maro Itoje (Saracens)
Joe Marler (Harlequins)
George Martin (Leicester Tigers)
Beno Obano (Bath Rugby)
Ethan Roots (Exeter Chiefs)
Will Stuart (Bath Rugby)
Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby)

Backs (16):
Danny Care (Harlequins)
Elliot Daly (Saracens)
Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints)
Immanuel Feyi-Waboso (Exeter Chiefs)
George Ford (Sale Sharks)
Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints)
George Furbank (Northampton Saints)
Ollie Lawrence (Bath Rugby)
Max Ojomoh (Bath Rugby)
Harry Randall (Bristol Bears)
Tom Roebuck (Sale Sharks)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
Fin Smith (Northampton Saints)
Ben Spencer (Bath Rugby)
Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers)
Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks)

  • Marcus Smith (Harlequins) will join the squad to continue his rehabilitation from injury.

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40 best English rugby players of all-time

#40. Mike Teague

#39. Wade Dooley

#38. Manu Tuilagi

Manu Tuilagi of England during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

#37. Dylan Hartley

#36. Trevor Woodman

#35. Kyran Bracken

#34. Billy Vunipola

#33. Joe Marler

Joe Marler of England Rugby during the Six Nations Championship match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on February 26th 2021. – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

#32. Steve Thompson

#31. Will Carling