England’s Maro Itoje will miss the Six Nations matches against France and Wales after suffering an injury in the victory over Ireland, as reported on BBC Sport.

The forward suffered medial ligament damage last Saturday and was seen celebrating the victory on crutches.

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He is expected to be out of action for two to four weeks, meaning he will miss at least two Six Nations matches.

England scrum-half Danny Care said:

He’s a brilliant player and he’s a world-class player. He’s a guy who gives you an unbelievable amount of energy every defensive and attacking play, he’s in your face, he’s someone teams do not want to play against.

He’s a big loss for England. I hope he’s back as soon as possible but there will be other players who can step up to the plate.

England head coach Eddie Jones has called in Nick Isiekwe as cover for Itoje. 

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