Marcus Smith is out for the rest of the year after picking up an ankle injury against South Africa, with the England fly-half likely to be out until January
- Marcus Smith is likely yo be unavailable until January after picking up an injury
- The England fly-half hurt his ankle vs South Africa in the Autumn Internationals
- Harlequins head coach Tabai Matson said he would be out for at least ‘a month’
- England start their Six Nations campaign against Scotland on February 4
England fly-half Marcus Smith will not play again this year after suffering an ankle injury during the Autumn Nations Series finale against South Africa.
Smith went off midway through the second half of England’s 27-13 defeat.
He is now set to miss Harlequins’ opening Heineken Champions Cup games against South African side Cell C Sharks and French heavyweights Racing 92, plus a Gallagher Premiership appointment with Bristol at Twickenham on December 27.
England fly-half Marcus Smith is likely yo be unavailable until January after picking up an injury
But his absence could run well into January, as Smith is due to have another specialist appointment next week.
England have a pre-Six Nations training camp over the new year period, while their tournament opener is against Scotland on February 4.
Harlequins head coach Tabai Matson said he would be out for at least ‘a month’
‘Simply, it is an ankle injury,’ Quins head coach Tabai Matson told BT Sport, ahead of the club’s Premiership clash against Bath last night.
‘He had a specialist have a look at him this week, and another one next week.
‘He will be out for this month and I think early next year we will get a better prediction of actually how many weeks he will be out for.’
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