Croft breaks shoulder

2009 Lions tourist Tom Croft is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after fracturing his right shoulder in England's 21-11 defeat at the hands of South Africa. [more]

Croft breaks shoulder

2009 Lions tourist Tom Croft is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after fracturing his right shoulder in England’s 21-11 defeat at the hands of South Africa.

The Rugby Football Union confirmed the flanker's injury and he spent Saturday night in Charing Cross hospital.

"Scans show evidence of a fracture to his right scapula," said an RFU spokesman.

Croft will see a specialist this week to determine the extent of the injury and what further action needs to be taken.

He is now likely to miss a host of important games with Leicester Tigers in a busy festive period, most notably the Aviva Premiership showdown with London Irish and the back-to-back Heineken Cup encounters with Perpignan.

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The 25-year-old could still make England's Six Nations opener against Wales on February 4, but he faces a race to prove his fitness.
 

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