Tom Curry suffers yet another injury setback ahead of 2023 Rugby World Cup - Ruck

Tom Curry suffers yet another injury setback ahead of 2023 Rugby World Cup

England’s coaching staff remains optimistic about Tom Curry’s recovery from an injury setback that has the potential to keep him out for several weeks during their World Cup preparations.

The England head coach, Steve Borthwick, disclosed that Curry had twisted his left ankle, and there is a possibility that he may be out of action for up to two weeks.

Currently, Curry has been observed wearing a protective boot while at Pennyhill Park.

Nevertheless, England is confident that Curry will be able to participate in at least one of their World Cup warm-up matches, despite the injury. Kevin Sinfield, the defense coach, stated that they won’t rush Curry back into action, emphasizing their cautious approach to his rehabilitation.

“We’re very hopeful,” said Sinfield when questioned about Curry’s chances of playing in one of the remaining three warm-up games against Wales, Ireland, and Fiji.

“We don’t anticipate a lengthy recovery, but we’ll also be prudent with his return to the field.”

Four England stars set to quit international rugby after the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Several England stars currently in the rugby spotlight have dropped hints suggesting that their international careers may conclude after the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.

Below are the names of four players who have indicated their potential retirement from test rugby following the tournament.

#1. Jonny May

In November 2014, Jonny made a remarkable impact on the international stage when he scored his first-ever Test try against New Zealand. His incredible long-range run showcased his speed, flair, footwork, and agility.

Unfortunately, he faced an injury that prevented him from participating in the subsequent Six Nations and the Australian tour in June 2016. However, after a 13-month absence, he made a triumphant return, scoring a try against South Africa at Twickenham that November.

During the 2018 Six Nations, Jonny displayed his prowess by crossing the try line four times, including two crucial tries in the victory over Wales. His exceptional performances caught the eye of Eddie Jones, earning him a spot in the summer tour to South Africa.

In the three-Test series against the Springboks, Jonny emerged as the standout performer, finishing as the top scorer with three tries, including the match-winning score in Cape Town.

Continuing his impressive form, Jonny carried his momentum into the 2019 Six Nations, where he secured the title of top try scorer by crossing the line six times. On his 50th cap and on the road to the 2019 Rugby World Cup final, he once again proved his worth by scoring two tries against Australia in the quarter-final.