A full injury update in regards to England’s 2022 Six Nations squad.
#1. Manu Tuilagi
The powerhouse centre initially returned to England’s XV for Saturday’s Six Nations win over Wales but was ruled out of the squad hours later after he suffered a recurrence of the hamstring injury that sidelined him in November.
Tuilagi has been sent back to Sale with director of rugby Alex Sanderson wanting better alignment when managing the star.
“It was probably just a little bit too far, a little bit too soon,” he told reporters. “We’ve spoken to Eddie and liaised with England’s physios and S&C [strength and conditioning] staff.
“We’re all on the same page and we need to catch up post-Six Nations to understand how we can potentially manage it better. But we’re struggling to see how we can at the moment, apart from it being too much too soon.
“You can look and delve into things and go down rabbit holes, but sometimes you can see ghosts which aren’t actually there. It’s important to understand that.
“The reason why we want to sit down together is over concern for the player. It’s not over grey areas. I just want us to be on the same page.”