Owen Farrell gives update after surgery

Owen Farrell has revealed when he will be back in training after he recently underwent minor surgery on a thumb injury.

The England fly-half is confident he will be available to face Ireland in the Guinness Six Nations opener at the Aviva Stadium on February 2nd.

“It is good,” said Farrell. “I should be training towards the end of this week and I am confident I will be able to play against Ireland.”

Head coach Eddie Jones added: “I’m confident Owen is going to play. We have got George Ford so we are well-stocked at number 10.”

Joe Launchbury (neck), Brad Shields (side strain) and Nathan Hughes (ankle) all picked up injuries at the weekend, and Jones said the trio would be assessed later on Wednesday.

“We get together later today before we fly out to Portugal,” added Jones.

“If we were to train, we would have 34 out of 36 available so a couple of them will be missing.”

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