The moment England fly-half Marcus Smith picked up his ankle injury - Ruck

The moment England fly-half Marcus Smith picked up his ankle injury

Marcus Smith has been ruled out until the new year with an ankle injury, sustained playing in England’s defeat by South Africa.

The Harlequins playmaker appears to have injured himself attempting a defensive tackle, which led to him being forced off after 63 minutes.

He could though be a doubt for the start of the 2023 Six Nations, as the number 10 is now due to have another specialist appointment next week.

“He had a specialist look at him last week and he’ll have another one look at him next week but he’ll be out for this month,” Harlequins head coach Tabai Matson told BT Sport.

“I think early next year we’ll get a better prediction on how many weeks he’ll be out for.”

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Marcus Smith Facts:

  1. Smith was born in Manila in the Philippines and picked up the game at the age of 7 with Centaurs RFC when his family decided to move to Singapore, he learnt the game there before moving to Sussex as a 13-year old
  2. His Dad, Jeremy Smith lived in Hong Kong from 1992-97, playing for Valley and the national side at fly-half
  3. At just 18 years of age and 200 days, he made his Premiership debut at Twickenham to become the youngest fly-half to start in the top flight since a 17-year old George Ford
  4. He is known to many of his teammates as Smudge, which is the traditional military nickname for anyone with the surname Smith.
  5. The England and Harlequins fly-half has been dating professional model Beth Dolling for over two years.

England players wages revealed with £460k-a-season Marcus Smith the second highest earner

Marcus Smith might be the latest big thing in English rugby but he is still only England’s seventh highest earner.

#10. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks) – £430,000 per season

Tom Curry of England during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

#9. Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints) – £450,000