England wing Anthony Watson eager to make comeback from 13-month injury absence

England wing Anthony Watson eager to make comeback from 13-month injury absence
Watson was one of England's leading candidates on the 2017 Lions tour and his comeback will be good news for England coach Eddie Jones.
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England wing Anthony Watson is eager to make comeback on Friday night Bath's game against Sale after 13-month injury absence.

The 25-year-old Bath Rugby star last featured in England’s 24-15 defeat to Ireland in the Six Nations last year during which he ruptured an Achilles tendon.

Despite resuming training several weeks ago, Bath's medics have decided to not rush him back.

Sportsmail has reported that Watson is hoping to find a place among the substitutes at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Watson was one of England's leading candidates on the 2017 Lions tour and his comeback will be good news for England coach Eddie Jones.

Elliot Daly occupied the full-back position during the Six Nations, while Jonny May and Jack Nowell both impressed on the wings. Watson, who is now looking to earn back his place in the squad ahead of the World Cup in Japan this autumn, now faces a fight to win his place back in the team.

Coach Todd Blackadder and the selectors will be able to make a final call on Watson after training on Tuesday.

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