January 9, 2017 / 12:18 PM / 10 months ago

Rugby-England flanker Robshaw out for 12 weeks

LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - England flanker Chris Robshaw is likely to be out of action for about 12 weeks after undergoing shoulder surgery on Monday, his club Harlequins said.

The absence will effectively rule Robshaw out of England’s Six Nations campaign, with their first game against France scheduled for Feb. 4.

“Chris Robshaw will undergo surgery on his left shoulder today to repair an injury sustained in the match against Worcester Warriors on New Year’s day,” Harlequins said in a statement.

“He is expected to be out of competitive action for around 12 weeks.” (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ken Ferris)

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