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England hopeful Alfie Barbeary will miss the Six Nations

England hopeful Alfie Barbeary to see a specialist tomorrow to see if he requires surgery, after damaging ankle ligaments against Sale Sharks.

The 20-year-old Wasps forward, who was called up during the Autumn Nations Cup, could be out for at least six weeks.

Wasps boss Lee Blackett shared the latest situation with both players.

“Alfie’s got a syndesmosis [high ankle] injury, he’ll see the specialist tomorrow so we’ll know more from that. It’s not the greatest but it’s not an out-and-out disaster but that’s his injury.”

The hooker, who has starred in the back row for Wasps to move to eight tries in 12 senior games, could face a spell of up to eight weeks on the sidelines.

Blackett added: “It’s hard to know because there’s still question marks here in terms of will he need surgery. If he needs surgery he’ll be a fraction longer than that, if he doesn’t I think you’re probably around the right point [six to eight weeks] but you’re guessing game here.

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“Until he sees a specialist which is due tomorrow then we’ll know a lot more from tomorrow night, what’s happening.”

Sione Vailanu suffered a similar injury in Sept 19 and only recently returned to training, and hasn’t played while Kieran Brookes was out from Dec 18-Apr 19 when he suffered his.


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