England would remain without Sam Underhill for the entire Six Nations after ankle surgery

England will be without Sam Underhill for the entire Six Nations after the flanker undergoes an ankle surgery

  • Sam Underhill has had an ankle operation and will miss the six nations of England
  • The great defender picked up the injury against Leicester on December 30th
  • Eddie Jones is ready to nominate his team for the tournament on Thursday 17 January

Will Kelleher for the Daily Mail

Sam Underhill will miss the entire Six Nations after undergoing an ankle surgery.

The 22-year-old Bath flanker will stay out for three months, after being injured on December 30 against Leicester.

Underhill was already destined to miss the opening games against Ireland and France, but Bath confirmed Friday that the blow was more serious than the first and the flanker went under the knife.

Sam Underhill misses the entire Six Nations campaign in England after undergoing an ankle surgery

This means that he will lose the entire championship, leaving England in a sort of dilemma alongside another.

Tom Curry di Sale, 20, is the only real No 7 left. He started four times against South Africa, three away and one at home, before hurting himself last year.

Underhill then starred with New Zealand and Australia, with Newcastle from Mark Wilson playing in the field against Japan.

Eddie Jones chooses his Six Nations team on Thursday 17 January.

A statement by Bath read: "Sam Underhill has undergone an ankle surgery and should remain out of action for up to three months."

The openside flanker was an extraordinary player for England during the fall internationals

Tom Curry, of Sale, is the only real 7 left for England after the premature Underhill injury

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