Maro Itoje: England lock ‘progressing well’ and could return against Wales

Itoje joined in England’s celebrations on crutches after the victory over Ireland
Six Countries: Wales v England
Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Date: Saturday, 23 February Kick-off: 16:forty five GMT
Coverage: Dwell on BBC One, S4C, BBC Radio 5 dwell, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport web self-discipline and BBC Sport app, plus dwell textual drawl commentary.

England forward Maro Itoje would possibly perchance well be in line to return for Saturday’s Six Countries match in opposition to Wales in Cardiff after he was as soon as first and most foremost ruled out.

The 24-year-feeble Saracens lock sustained medial ligament rupture exact through England’s 32-20 make a selection over Ireland in Dublin.

Asked if Itoje would possibly perchance perchance face Wales, England defence coach John Mitchell said: “He’s undoubtedly progressing in actual fact effectively.

“I will go that to the clinical team and the boss [Eddie Jones] however we’re very inspired by what we gaze.”

England high the table with 10 parts, two sooner than Wales, and victory in opposition to Warren Gatland’s aspect would comprise them solid favourites for the title with matches in opposition to Italy and Scotland to return.

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