“The utmost care is needed” - Sam Underhill could be out for months - Ruck

“The utmost care is needed” – Sam Underhill could be out for months

England’s preparations for their series decider against the Wallabies have been dealt a blow after two flankers ruled out with Tom Curry having already been sent home.

Sam Underhill, who was stood down from rugby earlier this year on specialist advice having suffered four concussions in eight months, suffered yet another nasty head knock as England overcame Australia at the weekend.

https://twitter.com/EnglandRugby/status/1546388825005506561

It’s now expected that the flanker will seek further medical advice and undertake a stand down period when he returns to England.

Wasps man Jack Willis, who pulled out of the second Test at the last minute with a rib injury, has been given the all clear and will challenge Lewis Ludlam for the No7 jersey.

Maro Itoje has also withdrawn from the squad following his concussion against the Wallabies. No replacements will be called up.

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Telegraph 4/10: “Far from his best and struggled to fill Curry’s shoes. Largely ineffective and leaked penalties. If Willis recovers from injury, he should get a chance in Sydney.”

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