Charlie Ewels to miss England's Six Nations 2023 campaign

Charlie Ewels has made 31 appearances for England
Charlie Ewels has made 31 appearances for England
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England are set to miss the services of Bath lock Charlie Ewels for the upcoming end of the year tour and the 2023 Six Nations due to an injury setback.

The 27-year-old already missed the recently concluded summer series against the Wallabies after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament ahead of the opening Test in Perth.

Ewels is now expected to be sidelined for nine to 12 months which meant he could be out of action for a significant amount of time for both England and his club Bath Rugby.

Bath head of rugby Johann van Graan provided an update on Ewels.

“Charlie has been for his operation, which went well, and he will be out for an extended period.

“It was a pretty serious knee injury. He is in good spirits, and he sees it as an opportunity to work on other parts of his game as he goes through the rehab process.

“These type of knee injuries, my experience tells me it is too early to say in terms of length of time.

“Is there a chance [he returns this season]? Potentially, the back end of it, but I wouldn’t want to speculate on it now. It’s way too early.”

Ewels has played 31 Tests for England since his debut in November 2016 and went on to feature for Bath 16 times in the league in the 2021/22 season.