"He has had his operation" - Eddie Jones issues worrying Owen Farrell injury update - Ruck

“He has had his operation” – Eddie Jones issues worrying Owen Farrell injury update

England captain Owen Farrell will miss the entirety of the Six Nations, head coach Eddie Jones confirmed at the Six Nations launch on Wednesday.

Farrell was initially named skipper when the squad was announced, only for him to suffer an injury setback at Saracens training.

Jones said: “Owen has had his operation so he’ll be out of the Six Nations. Massive blow for him personally, but it’s a chance for people to step up.”

His club Sarries revealed in a statement: “Owen Farrell will undergo surgery today on an ankle injury sustained in training last week.

“The recovery period has been estimated at eight to ten weeks until his return to action.”

EDITORS PICKS:

Wednesday’s rugby transfer round-up of news and rumours.

CONFIRMED: Ulster and Wales international hooker Bradley Roberts will join the Dragons next season. FULL STORY

STAYING: Harlequins have announced that exciting fullback Tyrone Green has become the latest player to sign a new long-term deal to remain at the Club. FULL STORY

SIGNED: Munster and Irish tighthead prop John Ryan is set to join Wasps from next season onwards after agreeing a deal with the Premiership club. 

BORROWED: Bath have agreed a deal to bring in Bristol Bears and England number eight Nathan Hughes on loan. FULL STORY

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