Watson ruled out for up to four weeks

Date published: January 29 2017

England back Anthony Watson has been ruled out for three to four weeks and will miss the Six Nations matches against France and Wales.

“Further medical assessment confirmed that Anthony Watson has a slight muscular strain to his hamstring which will require a rehabilitation period of 3–4 weeks,” read a statement.

“Working in conjunction with medical staff at Bath, Watson will remain with England for his rehabilitation.”

England head coach Eddie Jones commented, “It’s disappointing news for Anthony and for England, but we know he’ll rehab diligently to get himself right to go as soon as he can.

“We’re confident he’ll be mix later in the championship.”

England go into the Six Nations as one of the favourites with bookmakers such as Bet365.