England's hope of defending their Grand Slam title in the ongoing Six Nations tournament has received a shot in the arm after Billy Vunipola's possible return to the squad ahead of the clash against Scotland.
The 24-year-old sustained a ligament damage during England's autumn international clash against Argentina and was forced to miss the opening two rounds of the Six Nations tournament against France and Italy.
Two weeks back, Vunipola ruled himself out of the entire Six Nations tournament but now has made sufficient recovery to return to his club Saracens for the upcoming Aviva Premiership encounter against Newcastle Falcons on Sunday.
If Vunipola comes out successful in the Sunday's encounter, he will be under serious contention to make it to the England squad for the clash against Vern Cotter's men.
England coach Eddie Jones said that the team management is in constant touch with Saracens on the updates about Vunipola.
"It's pretty positive. We're working with Saracens to see when he's going to be available to play. We haven't written off him playing in the Six Nations. He's looking fit," Jones said.
Vunipola return to Saracens comes days after the return of his brother Mako, who was among the replacements in the recent Six Nations game against Italy and will be looking to prove his fitness in his club's trip to Newcastle on Sunday.
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