Jamie George picks up 'bizarre injury' in run up to the Six Nations - Ruck

Jamie George picks up ‘bizarre injury’ in run up to the Six Nations

England hooker Jamie George is set to overcome a bizarre recent injury and participate in the Six Nations tournament.

He sustained bruised heel bones during a Champions Cup victory on December 17th, but has since regained full fitness.

He was recently named in Steve Borthwick’s Six Nations squad.

“Against Lyon in the away game I picked up a bizarre injury, I got bone bruising in both my heels,” George told the Evening Standard.

“It was incredibly frustrating. It was not related to my previous foot injury but it was just very sore.

“So it’s taken me a few weeks to get over that, but I’m feeling really good physically now, and a lot more confident about what I can put out on the field.

“I struggled a bit this season in terms of my body really, coming back early from injury then picking up another niggle. But I’m getting back to where I want to be. 

“I’m still not where I want to be but I’ve got to make sure that I’m right physically, and then when that happens, put my best foot forward.”

He added: “Steve’s told me a few things I need to work on physically as well, so he’s saying to me it’s very important that I come into England camp in my best physical state,” said George. 

“And that’s heels, body condition, all that kind of thing. “So that’s been my focus in the last few weeks.”

Jamie George facts:

  1. George married his long-term partner Katie in 2020. His Saracens and England team-mate Elliot Daly was his best man
  2. He made history to become the first men’s hooker to score a hat-trick for England in 2020
  3. George owns a business with best friend and physiotherapist Rhys Carter called Carter & George Practice. The company offers rehabilitation and physiotherapy services
  4. George has three A levels despite not sitting the exams because he was in Japan for the Junior World Cup. His mum, Jane, is a teacher and she found a loophole dating back to World War Two which meant he received a grade based on his coursework
  5. He supports Premier League club Aston Villa

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It was revealed at his retirement announcement in 2015 that McCaw would work at Christchurch Helicopters, where he is a Director and Shareholder, and was obtaining a commercial helicopter licence.

McCaw has since obtained said licence and has continued working as a helicopter pilot. He flew several rescue and reconnaissance missions following the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake that struck the South Island.

He also performed milk drops around rural areas of New Zealand while having an endorsement with Fonterra, in which his sister and her husband are dairy farmers.