"He'll Be Fresh" - George Ford Set To Be Fit for 2024 Six Nations After Injury Setback - Ruck

“He’ll Be Fresh” – George Ford Set To Be Fit for 2024 Six Nations After Injury Setback

England fans will be relieved to hear a positive update, regarding the injury status of George Ford. The Sale Sharks fly half looks set to make a return from the physio room, and be back on the pitch in time for the 2024 Six Nations.

Ford missed out on Sale’s trip to South Africa this week, as the Sharks travel to Cape Town for a Champions Cup clash against the DHL Stormers. England fans were worried that this may transpire into a bigger problem for Steve Borthwick’s side, yet Sale Director of Rugby Alex Sanderson gave a promising update on Ford’s recovery.

George Ford of Sale Sharks celebrates kicking a penalty during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Semi Final Match between Sale Sharks and Leicester Tigers at AJ Bell Stadium on 14 May 2023. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

“It’s an MCL (medial cruciate ligament injury), a very low-grade MCL which you can stiffen up with injections, some plasma and stiffen your ligaments up. I’m not going to get medical, technical because I’ll get it wrong, but he is making a good recovery.”

“He didn’t travel (to South Africa) because he needs injections in his leg, in his MCL to stiffen it up. I would have loved him to be here, but he just wants to do what is best for his knee, for us and for England, if selected, so he had two injections this week.”

Sanderson sounded off with a word on how England fans should be feeling, following this update to Ford’s time on the side-lines: “They’ll be excited, they’ll be very excited. He’ll be fresh.”

George Ford of England during the England Rugby Training Sessions at The Lensbury Hotel, Teddington, London on 8 August 2023 (Photo: George Beck/PPAUK)

England begin their 2024 Six Nations campaign in less than one months time, as they head out to Rome for an opening round clash with Italy. Borthwick is set to name his Six Nations training squad on the 17th of January, with promising talents such as Exeter Chiefs wing Immanuel Feyi-Waboso, currently embarking on regional pre-tournament training camps across the country.