Harlequins flanker Chris Robshaw will miss England’s Six Nations campaign with a shoulder injury
The former England captain will be sidelined for three months, ruling him out of their entire campaign
Quins are hoping the 30-year-old still has a part to play in their season
Eddie Jones will have to plot the defence of England’s Six Nations crown without Chris Robshaw as the experienced flanker is to undergo shoulder surgery today.
He is expected to be out of competitive action for around 12 weeks. Robshaw suffered the injury while playing for Quins against Worcester and was unable to take part in England’s training camp in Brighton.
Robshaw missed the Big Game against Gloucester back on December 27, then played against Worcester days later where his shoulder flared up once more.
England are already set to be without Billy and Mako Vunipola for the opening game of the Six Nations against France, while lock George Kruis is a concern.
Robshaw played a key role in England’s run to the Grand Slam last year, starting all five of their games.
He was made England captain in 2012 but Jones decided to hand that role to hooker Dylan Hartley after his appointment as head coach in November 2015.
Harlequins will provide relevant updates on his progress as appropriate.