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England’s Ellis Genge to miss start of Six Nations after shoulder surgery

• Leicester prop damaged shoulder against Wasps
• Genge blow deprives Eddie Jones of another England player

Ellis Genge is set to miss the start of England’s Six Nations campaign after Leicester confirmed the loosehead prop requires shoulder surgery and will be out of action for two months.

Genge was injured during Leicester’s defeat by Wasps last Saturday and scans revealed the need for an operation. It is a considerable setback for Genge, who made his third start for England against Samoa the week before, and for Eddie Jones, who has targeted a record-breaking third consecutive Six Nations title.

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