England flanker Chris Robshaw faces nervous wait over shoulder injury

Eddie Jones’ side start their Six Nations title defence by hosting France at Twickenham on February 4 with a doubt also hanging over Manu Tuilagi

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 03 January, 2017, 9:46am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 03 January, 2017, 9:46am

England flanker Chris Robshaw is set for a further examination on the shoulder injury he suffered in Harlequins’ Premiership defeat against Worcester.

The 30-year-old suffered the injury midway through the first half at Sixways on New Year’s Day and was eventually taken off at the interval.

The former England skipper linked up with Eddie Jones’ test squad as planned on January 2, but his shoulder problem now needs further assessment and he will miss the two-day training camp.

“Chris Robshaw will go for a scan tomorrow to determine the extent of a shoulder injury sustained while playing for Harlequins against Worcester Warriors on New Year’s Day,” read a Rugby Football Union statement.

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England also have to wait to discover the extent of the knee injury that has denied Manu Tuilagi any involvement in the two-day training camp in Brighton.

The Leicester centre hobbled out of the New Year’s Day home defeat to Saracens, which has since led to the sacking of rugby director Richard Cockerill.

England start their Six Nations title defence by hosting France at Twickenham on February 4 and will hope both Robshaw and Tuilagi will be fit for selection.