A sixth player has gone down with an injury in England’s notoriously brutal training environment.
Sam Underhill also suffered an injury early into the camp, but did go on to play a part in England’s victory over the US Eagles last weekend.
“Unfortunately, they are just part of the game. I don’t think it is new in the game at all,” said defence coach John Mitchell when asked about the spate of injuries two weeks ago.
“You have had other teams, including the Lions, that have lost players in their preparation. The demands of this level of rugby require you to train and stress the players at a level that is equivalent to the game or above the game. It’s part and parcel of the preparation.”
#1. TED HILL
A Worcester Warriors statement on their website says: “Warriors Club Captain Ted Hill has sustained an ankle injury training with England.
“Hill won his second cap as a replacement lock in last Sunday’s victory over USA at Twickenham and was expected to be involved in Saturday’s international against Canada.
“The injury has ruled Hill out of the match. He will remain in camp with England while the medical staff await further assessments to establish the extent of his injury.”