England’s James Haskell back in the gym on crutches despite facing six months out

  • James Haskell was injured against Australia in June and faces six months out
  • He has hit the gym despite being on crutches and in a protective boot
  • ‘No excuses not to get the work done,’ Haskell wrote on Instagram 
England flanker James Haskell isn’t sitting idle despite being ruled out for six months following toe surgery with the 70-cap international working out in the gym and helping with England training.

The 31-year-old suffered the injury during England’s 23-7 victory over Australia in the second Test on June 18, with the problem eventually requiring reconstructive surgery which could keep him out for between four and six months.

He remains in a protective boot and is using crutches, however, he is already back in the gym.



Haskell posted a picture on Instagram showing him working alone in the weight room where, despite his boot and crutches, the flanker was putting himself through his paces.

Alongside the image he also insisted his injury was no excuse for him to slack as he chases a return to fitness.



Haskell won the man of the series as England secured a whitewash in Australia, but is now set to miss his country’s games against South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia in the Autumn.



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