England captain Owen Farrell an injury doubt for Six Nations

England’s Owen Farrell (Image: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan)

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Owen Farrell is a doubt for England ahead of the Six Nations after suffering a new injury while training with his club Saracens.

It was hoped Farrell would make his comeback after a two-month absence because of ankle surgery in Sunday’s Challenge Cup clash with London Irish in Barnet.

But England’s skipper has been ruled out by a fresh setback and the Rugby Football Union has revealed that he will not be attending next week’s pre-Six Nations training camp in Brighton when a captaincy update will be issued.

Saracens issued a statement confirming the 100-cap international had been injured in training ahead of Sunday’s European Challenge Cup clash.

“Owen was back in full training having recovered from the ankle injury he sustained against Australia during the Autumn internationals,” said a club spokesman. “We will have a further update after he sees a specialist early next week.”

Farrell has not played any rugby since damaging ankle ligaments playing against Australia in November and undergoing surgery.

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