Wednesday, 27 February 2013 05:17
LONDON: England fly-half Owen Farrell is set to miss training this week as he continues his recovery from a thigh problem that led to an early exit during Saturday's Six Nations victory over France at Twickenham.
Farrell, whose kicking was restricted by the injury, was eventually replaced in the second half by Toby Flood, with England's 23-13 win keeping them on course for the Grand Slam.
England hope to have the 21-year-old Farrell, whose father, Andy, is a member of their coaching staff, fit for the penultimate match of a clean sweep bid at home to Italy on March 10.
"Owen is still recovering from his tight quad muscle and probably won't train this week, but we are fortunate to have Toby who came on and did well against France," England coach Stuart Lancaster said Tuesday.
"This week is partly about recharging our batteries after a tough Test match but we trained well today ...