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England expects former captain Corry to recover from a knee injury in time for World Cup

England expects former captain Corry to recover from a knee injury in time for World Cup

England expects former captain Martin Corry to recover from a knee injury in time for the World Cup, which starts next week.
The back row forward, who can also play lock, damaged his left knee two weeks ago in a warmup loss at France.
Corry sat out training Wednesday but coach Brian Ashton said he is likely to be in contention for a place in the 22-man squad for England's World Cup opener against the United States on Sept. 8.
Scrumhalf Peter Richards returned to training with the rest of the 30-man tournament squad on Wednesday after missing England's warmup matches because of a lower back injury.
"I'm pleased to say that Pete Richards has done everything we have asked of him in the last 10 days," Ashton said. "He passed a fitness test on Monday and rested yesterday.
"He received a further assessment from the England medical team this morning and took a full part in training."
Ashton said hooker George Chuter also trained after withdrawing from the test loss in Marseille because of a knee injury.
The World Cup starts Sept. 7 in France and runs through Oct. 20.


Updated : 2021-06-16 22:12 GMT+08:00