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Corbisiero out of Tests - report

16th October 2013 06:19

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Setback: Alex Corbisiero

England loosehead prop Alex Corbisiero will reportedly miss the November Internationals after a recurrence of his knee injury.

According to The Times, the 25-year-old is set to miss the next three to four weeks, making him unavailable for England's first two November Internationals against Argentina and Australia.

The latest incident for Corbisiero came in Northampton's Heineken Cup defeat against Castres last weekend in France.

Corbisiero was plagued by knee problems last season but made a surprising recovery to star for the British and Irish Lions in their series win over Australia.

The Northampton Saints loosehead has played five matches for his new club so far since this season since joining from London Irish, scoring a try in the 19-19 draw against Leicester Tigers.

His absence leaves the door open for other England looseheads Mako Vunipola and Joe Marler to take number one shirt for the first two Tests next month at least.

Stuart Lancaster is set to name his squad for next month's schedule later on Wednesday.

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