Farrell back by end of April

Date published: February 2 2015

England fly-half Owen Farrell is expected to return to action at the end of April after he underwent knee surgery, his club Saracens confirmed.

The 23-year-old playmaker suffered the injury against Clermont in a recent Champions Cup clash, which ruled him out of this year’s Six Nations.

But now after undergoing surgery on the knee problem, Saracens have issued a brief update as to their number ten’s procedure and a likely return date.

“Owen Farrell had successful knee ligament surgery on Friday,” they said.

“The fly-half is expected to be unavailable until the end of April.”