England scrum-half Harry Randall sidelined for up to four months

Harry Randall is set to be sidelined for three to four months
Harry Randall is set to be sidelined for three to four months
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England will miss the services of Bristol Bears scrum-half Harry Randall for the upcoming Autumn Internationals due to a hamstring injury.

Randall sustained the blow during Bristol's recently concluded Premiership game against Exeter Chiefs which his side went on to lose 14-50.

The 24-year-old underwent a surgery on Wednesday and is expected to be out of action for three to four months according to Bristol director of rugby Pat Lam.

“Harry had surgery on a hamstring tear yesterday and will be out for between three and four months," said Lam.

“He did it tackling Jack Nowell and got in an awkward position. It is a loss for us, but time for Andy (Uren) and Tom (Whiteley) to step up.

“We are not looking elsewhere at the moment. We lost Harry one week last year, then Andy the next and then Tom and then two others. I hope it is not the same.

“It is frustrating for us, but all the more so for Harry. Some of the hamstring came off the bone, and he had surgery to repair it.

“I feel for him, but I have always said injuries are an opportunity to improve, and he will come back fighting fit.”

Randall missed out of selection during their summer tour of Australia and is not part of the 36-man training squad announced by England coach Eddie Jones for the end-of-the-year series.