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No injury concern for Wood

15th January 2014 07:48


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Iced up: Tom Wood

Northampton and England flanker Tom Wood will be fit for the start of the Six Nations despite sustaining a knee injury last Sunday.

Wood missed the entire Six Nations in 2012 when he was due to captain England in Stuart Lancaster's first season in charge.

A heavy knock to his knee during Northampton's win over the Ospreys had the 27-year-old momentarily concerned, but Wood has recovered and is now expected to face Castres this weekend.

"I had the joint rattled a little bit, right outside on the bony bit and that can switch everything else off,' Wood told the Telegraph.

"I was thinking 'Blimey, it won't work'. There was a moment or two of concern. The muscles had switched off but I wasn't falling over so the ligaments were there.

"There was some inflammation but it has settled. I was a bit lame for a while.

"They tested all the ligaments and bent it every which way. There was plenty of discomfort but plenty of tension there.

"I felt better today and had a run. As long as I don't have any major reaction to that I think I will be fine."

England scrum-half Danny Care is also expected to be fit for the national squad's training camp starting next week in the build-up to facing France on February 2nd.

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