Six Nations: England hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie could miss rest of season with ‘significant’ knee injury

Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter says Cowan-Dickie is due for surgery and could be out until the end of the season.

“It’s a fairly significant knee ligament injury, which will require surgery,” Baxter said. “He’s going to be out for a considerable time, maybe until the end of the season.

“Like I said the biggest blow is for Luke himself because he’s just cemented himself as a starter for England. He’s fine, he’s in their management group and he’s a key player for both us and England.

“Having said that, he’s a very good rehabilitator and if he has any chance of coming back, he’s 100 per cent the guy who can do it, so don’t write him off just yet.”

England have Newcastle’s Jamie Blamire with them at camp in Bristol this week, and he will likely be Jamie George’s understudy for the final two rounds of the Six Nations against Ireland and France.


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