Sam Underhill doubtful starter for England's Six Nations campaign

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

Bath Rugby flanker Sam Underhill will be doubtful for England's upcoming Six Nations campaign after sustaining a knee ligament injury during the recently concluded Gallagher Premiership clash against Leicester Tigers last weekend.

The 22-year-old was replaced during the 48th minute of the game that was won by Todd Blackadder's men with a 23-16 margin as they moved to the fifth position in the table after sealing their fifth victory.

Underhill will now consult a specialist to assess the extent of the damage and is likely to be sidelined for at least six weeks.

The game at Recreation Ground also saw lock Matt Garvey fracturing his ankle and is likely to miss around 12 weeks of action.

Bath are already without England international Joe Cokanasiga after he sustained a knee injury during Champions Cup game against Leinster in December while Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph and Taulupe Faletau are sidelined with Achilles, foot injury and fractured forearm respectively.

England will begin their Six Nations 2019 campaign with a clash against Ireland at Aviva Stadium on 2nd February.

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