Corbisiero targets Six Nations return

Date published: October 2 2014

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England prop Alex Corbisiero has targeted a return for the Six Nations after a shoulder injury ruled him out for the rest of the year.

England prop Alex Corbisiero has targeted a return for the Six Nations after a shoulder injury ruled him out for the rest of the year.

The Northampton player picked up the knock against Bath at the weekend and needs surgery after tearing ligaments in his shoulder.

It’s a huge blow for the 26-year-old, who has struggled with a string of knee injuries in recent seasons that have limited his game time for both Saints and England.

However Corbisiero explained to the Telegraph that his ambition now is to be fit and firing for the Six Nations as England seek to go one better than last year’s second-place finish.

“It was a one-off injury, an unlucky bang,” Corbisiero told the Telegraph.

“I hit my shoulder and jolted it and it partially dislocated and ripped some of the ligaments off when it came out and they have got to reattach it for me to have a stable shoulder.

“It is frustrating to say the least after having a bad run last season and feeling like I had turned the corner and was back to my best again and feeling healthy – training and playing with no issues.

“Then something happens, but it is something that I can recover 100 percent fully from and I will just get back to where I am again.

“The surgery will anchor the ligaments back on, then it is about letting those heal, getting my range of motion back and getting my strength back and then I will be ready to go.

“My aim is to be fit and playing again for Saints to be putting my hand up for the Six Nations. That is what I am fully focusing on.”

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