Rugby-Farrell among injury withdrawals as England depart for training camp


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  • Monday, 24 Oct 2022

FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - England Training - King's House School Sports Ground, Chiswick, Britain - May 24, 2022 England head coach Eddie Jones talks to Owen Farrell during training Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs/File Photo

(Reuters) - England skipper Owen Farrell has withdrawn from the squad that is travelling to Jersey for their training camp ahead of the November internationals as he continues to recover from a concussion, the Rugby Football Union said on Monday.

Farrell was knocked unconscious during Saracens' Premiership victory over Exeter Chiefs on Saturday and he was replaced immediately.

Return-to-play protocols dictate a concussed player must stand down for a minimum of 12 days, which could make the flyhalf a doubt for their first match against Argentina at Twickenham on Nov. 6.

"Owen Farrell will progress through his graduated return to play protocols at home," the RFU said.

Jonny May (dislocated elbow) and Henry Arundell (ankle) have also withdrawn from the England squad. Tom Roebuck has been called up for the first time while Adam Radwan and Henry Slade also return.

Arundell and prop Will Stuart (knee injury) are both travelling with the squad but will rehab in Jersey.

England also play Japan, New Zealand and South Africa next month.

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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