Sam Underhill to miss England's Six Nations campaign

Sam Underhill has played nine Tests for England
Sam Underhill has played nine Tests for England

England international Sam Underhill will miss the upcoming Six Nations campaign after the back-row underwent a surgery on his ankle.

The 22-year-old sustained the injury during the Gallagher Premiership clash against Leicester Tigers at Recreation Ground on 30th December and decided to go under the knife following a consultation with a specialist.

A statement released by Bath Rugby revealed that Underhill will be out of action for three months that effectively puts him out of contention for the Six Nations.

"Sam Underhill has had surgery on his ankle and is expected to be out of action for up to three months," read the statement.

Meanwhile, the Recreation Ground outfit also released an update on back-row Tom Ellis, who had a ligament damage during the game against Worcester Warriors.

"Tom Ellis sustained ligament damage to his elbow against Worcester Warriors and will miss the next six to eight weeks as he undergoes rehabilitation".

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