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England's Cipriani out for six months

19/05/2008 08:07:37 PM Comments (0)

Emerging England star Danny Cipriani will be out of action for up to six months after dislocating his ankle in a game at the weekend.

His club Wasps said that the talented 20-year-old fly-half underwent surgery late Sunday on a fracture dislocation of his right ankle, suffered during the Premiership play-off victory over Bath.

Cipriani will remain under observation in London's Lister Hospital for the next couple of days. He will then begin an intensive period of rehabilitation as soon as possible.

Wasps said they expected he would be out of action for up to six months before he could regain full fitness.

That means England's brightest prospect will miss the forthcoming tour of New Zealand, and is a major doubt for the home autumn internationals against Australia, South Africa and the All Blacks - which begin with a clash against the Wallabies at Twickenham on November 15.

Cipriani replaced national hero Jonny Wilkinson as England's first choice fly-half during this year's Six Nations tournament and put in a man-of-the-match performance in his country's final game against Ireland.

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