Six Nations 2017: England’s Anthony Watson to miss Six Nations opener

  • Anthony Watson will miss the Six Nations games against France and Wales
  • A scan revealed the England winger has suffered a hamstring strain
  • The 22-year-old Bath player will be out for three to four weeks
England back Anthony Watson has been ruled out for three to four weeks and will miss the Six Nations matches against France and Wales.

“Further medical assessment confirmed that Anthony Watson has a slight muscular strain to his hamstring which will require a rehabilitation period of 3–4 weeks,” read a statement.

“Working in conjunction with medical staff at Bath, Watson will remain with England for his rehabilitation.”

England head coach Eddie Jones commented, “It’s disappointing news for Anthony and for England, but we know he’ll rehab diligently to get himself right to go as soon as he can.

“We’re confident he’ll be mix later in the championship.”

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