LONDON – Saracens lock Maro Itoje will miss England’s Six Nations matches against France and Wales as he is suffering from a knee ligament injury, the Rugby Football Union said on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old sustained the injury during England’s 32-20 victory over defending champions Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.
“He’s a brilliant player and he’s a world-class player,” England scrumhalf Danny Care, who was not named in Eddie Jones’ squad, told BBC’s Rugby Union Weekly.
“He’s a guy who gives you an unbelievable amount of energy every defensive and attacking play – he’s in your face, he’s someone teams do not want to play against.
“He’s a big loss for England. I hope he’s back as soon as possible, but there will be other players who can step up to the plate.”