England and Leicester scrum-half Ben Youngs is set to return to action after recovering from his horrific knee injury during the Six Nations, according to a report on the Express.

Youngs went down clutching his knee and screaming in agony early on in England’s 46-15 win over Italy in their tournament opener.

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It was discovered that Youngs has suffered severe knee ligament damage and was initially ruled out for the rest of the season, including England’s summer tour of South Africa.

However, Youngs has made a miraculous recovery and in just ten weeks, he looks set to return to the pitch this Saturday.

Youngs is likely to be available for Leicester’s crunch clash with Northampton, but it is understood that he would like to be eased back into action.

He said:

I got a bit of stick for the yelp. Sometimes it is the fear of what it might be, especially when it is your knee – they are important to anyone but being a rugby player you need them. When something like that happens you feel the worst.

I probably dodged a bullet a little bit. It could have been a lot worse so it was good that once I found out I didn’t need an operation, and that ice and corrective rehab would get me right, I could get back for the end of the season.

The 28-year-old was forced to watch the remainder of England’s disappointing campaign from home and hopes that he can make a difference during the South Africa tour in the summer.