Saints signing Corbisiero to miss Six Nations after knee op

INJURY TROUBLES - Alex Corbisiero
INJURY TROUBLES - Alex Corbisiero

Future Saint Alex Corbisiero has been ruled out of England’s Six Nations campaign after having knee surgery.

The London Irish prop, who will move to Franklin’s Gardens this summer, underwent a procedure to clear out a ‘loose body’ in his knee last Wednesday.

And it has now been revealed he will play no part for England during the Six Nations, which starts with a home game against Scotland on Saturday.

Despite Corbisiero’s recent trouble, which led to Irish boss Brian Smith labelling the player’s knee a ‘a mess’, Saints forwards coach Dorian West remained unconcerned in a recent interview.

He said: “He’s had a bad knee injury that’s messed him around for a bit of a while now but the feeling is from the medical teams that he’s going to recover, he just needed a bit of rest.

“He’s a good player, he manages himself well, he’s very intelligent and I don’t think there’s a doubt there at the minute.”