Injury curse strikes Croft

Date published: October 11 2014

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Leicester Tigers flanker Tom Croft will miss England’s November Tests after being ruled out for six weeks with a knee injury.

Leicester Tigers flanker Tom Croft will miss England’s November Tests after being ruled out for six weeks with a knee injury.

The 28-year-old, who missed most of last season with knee problem, joins Leicester’s long injury list that includes fellow England players Geoff Parling, Dan Cole and Tom Youngs.

Leicester boss Richard Cockerill confirmed that Croft had undergone surgery.

“Crofty won’t be fit for next week,” said Cockerill after Friday’s 22-16 win over Harlequins.

“He has had a screw taken out of the knee that was irritating the joint. That was yesterday.

“He is probably six weeks away from playing. It’s disappointing for him and us.

“He has had some work done in there and you get back to playing and sometimes the metal work irritates the joint and it has done that.”

The 38-cap international was part of England’s summer training camp in August but has played just one game for Leicester this season.

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