- Ellis Genge is at the moment recovering from a hamstring harm
- The prop hasn’t performed since Bristol’s win over Gloucester on December 2
- England start Six Nations marketing campaign in Rome on February 3
Ellis Genge is dealing with a race towards time to be match for the beginning of the Six Nations — a predicament which might have repercussions for Steve Borthwick’s decision about the England captaincy.
The prop has not performed because the Bears’ 51-26 dwelling victory over Gloucester on December 2.
Days later, Bristol confirmed that Genge had suffered a hamstring harm in coaching and their preliminary prognosis was that he could be absolutely slot in time for the Six Nations.
Nonetheless, Mail Sport understands that Genge has been utilizing a hyperbaric chamber — which includes respiratory pure oxygen in a pressurised surroundings — in an try and speed up his restoration and isn’t anticipated to make a membership comeback earlier than becoming a member of the England squad.
At this stage, Bristol are optimistic that he may very well be match for the championship opener towards Italy in Rome on February 3, however his prospects are believed to be within the stability.
Ellis Genge hasn’t performed since struggling a hamstring harm on December 2
His absence may very well be a serious blow for Steve Borthwick, who’s regarded as contemplating the Bristol star among the many candidates to be the following England captain
Final Friday evening, Genge sat subsequent to Borthwick throughout his group’s Premiership encounter with Exeter — and pictures of the pair deep in dialog prompted hypothesis that England’s head coach is likely to be getting ready to call the loosehead as his new Check captain.
Any doubts about Genge’s availability for the Italy match might sway Borthwick in direction of Saracens hooker Jamie George because the logical different as skipper.
A number of of England’s main looseheads are at the moment injured, however Joe Marler’s arm harm – sustained in Harlequins’ win over Gloucester final Saturday – is known to be minor.
He’s prone to miss the journey to Newcastle on Friday, however ought to return after that. If he goes into camp with England absolutely match for an additional spell of nationwide service, the veteran might retain the No 1 shirt forward of Genge.