Captain of the England national rugby team Owen Farrell has been ruled out for the upcoming Six Nations Championship 2022 due to ankle Injury.
Head coach Eddie Jones has confirmed Farrell needs surgery on the injury sustained in training for Saracens last week.
England Rugby Team who starting the Six Nations Campaign against Scotland on 5 February.
“Owen is out of the Six Nations. It’s a massive blow for him personally and for the team it’s a blow,” Jones said.
“But it’s obviously an opportunity for other guys to step up into leadership roles and for other players to play for that 12 jumper.
“We see it more as an opportunity. In today’s rugby, having your best team on the field is a rare occurrence. We’re pretty used to it. There’s an opportunity there to build a bit more leadership depth.”
In Absence of Farrell, British and Irish Lions Player Flanker Courtney Lawes doing the Captaincy job for the England team.
“Courtney is progressing nicely and we’re still hopeful he’ll be available for Scotland,” Jones said.
The outlook on Jonny May is less positive, however, with the Gloucester wing set to miss the whole Championship because of an ongoing knee issue.
“Jonny’s more likely than not going to have some surgery, but the details on that are a bit sketchy at the moment. He’s more than likely to be out of the Six Nations,” Jones said.