England scrum-half Alex Mitchell to miss Six Nations clash with Scotland

Alex Mitchell sustained a knee injury
Alex Mitchell sustained a knee injury
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England have been dealt another injury blow ahead of the upcoming Six Nations encounter against Scotland with Alex Mitchell ruled out due to a knee injury.

Mitchell, who was part of England's Rugby World Cup squad last year in France, started against both Italy and Wales in the Six Nations and now the severity of the injury will be determined in due course.

The absence of Mitchell is likely to see Danny Care or Ben Spencer taking his place in the starting line up with Bristol scrum-half Harry Randall called up to the 36-man squad by head coach Steve Borthwick.

Meanwhile, Ollie Lawrence has returned to full training to boost the midfield options and the news follows after Manu Tuilagi, George Martin and Luke Cowan-Dickie returned to the training squad last week.

England are second in the Six Nations table with two wins from as many games.

England's 36-man squad:

Forwards: Ollie Chessum, Dan Cole (both Leicester Tigers), Alex Coles (Northampton Saints), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Sale Sharks), Chandler Cunningham-South (Harlequins), Ben Curry (Sale Sharks), Theo Dan (Saracens), Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins), Ben Earl (Saracens), Charlie Ewels (Bath), Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears), Jamie George (Saracens), Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Joe Marler (Harlequins), George Martin (Leicester Tigers), Beno Obano (Bath), Ethan Roots (Exeter Chiefs), Will Stuart, Sam Underhill (both Bath).

Backs: Danny Care (Harlequins), Elliot Daly (Saracens), Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints), Immanuel Feyi-Waboso (Exeter Chiefs), George Ford (Sale Sharks), Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints), George Furbank (Northampton Saints), Ollie Lawrence, Max Ojomoh (both Bath), Harry Randall (Bristol Bears), Tom Roebuck (Sale Sharks), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Fin Smith (Northampton Saints), Ben Spencer (Bath), Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers), Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks).