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Underhill could be doubt for England's Six Nations openers

Flanker Sam Underhill could be a doubt for England's opening Guinness Six Nations games against Ireland and France. Credit: PA

Flanker Sam Underhill could be a doubt for England's opening Guinness Six Nations games against Ireland and France.

Underhill's club Bath have confirmed that he suffered an ankle ligament injury during last Sunday's Gallagher Premiership victory over Leicester.

The west country club say "further detail around his expected return" will be provided after he is reviewed by a specialist.

It is understood that Underhill could be sidelined for at least four weeks, and that will give England head coach Eddie Jones a fitness concern ahead of the Six Nations.