March 14, 2018 / 12:20 PM / 9 days ago

Rugby-England's Hughes, Lawes out for three months due to injuries

March 14 (Reuters) - England number eight Nathan Hughes and lock Courtney Lawes have been ruled out for around three months due to knee ligament injuries and are set to undergo surgery later this week, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Wednesday.

“Hughes is expected to be out for 12 weeks while Lawes will require 14 weeks of rehabilitation,” the national governing body said in a statement.

The forwards both sustained the injuries during last weekend’s 22-16 defeat by France in the Six Nations and will miss Saturday’s match against newly-crowned champions Ireland. (Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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