'Lazarus' Daly plays down miraculous recovery from knee injury

England's Elliot Daly has been nicknamed Lazarus by his team-mates
England's Elliot Daly has been nicknamed Lazarus by his team-mates

Wasps wing Elliot Daly played down his rapid recovery from a knee injury despite being dubbed 'Lazarus' by his England team-mates.

Daly, who sustained the injury while playing for his club in the European Champions Cup was initially feared to miss the entire autumn internationals for the red rose team and was left out of the training camp in Portugal last week.

However, the 25-year-old joined the squad on Sunday and even went on to claim a spot in the starting line-up for the clash against Argentina to be played on Saturday at Twickenham.

Jonathan Joseph revealed he is being called 'Lazarus' due to his remarkably speedy comeback, but Daly there is a rational explanation.

"It wasn't a misdiagnosis. It is just sometimes with the MCL ligament if your knee is stable you are able to do more. It is a kind of, 'Do it, if it hurts, stop it' type of injury," he said.

"Technically there is probably a bit of a tear in the MCL but I think it is very, very minor but it feels really good, back to normal and ready to go.

"I had a couple of days off and then came into the club and then realised that my knee probably wasn't as bad as we first thought and started doing some stuff on it and it felt really good and it ticked all the boxes.

"I got into camp this week and it has gone really well. I've trained fully all week and feel really good."

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