May 18 (Reuters) – England flanker Ben Curry is doubtful for this year’s Rugby World Cup after Sale Sharks said he will undergo surgery on a hamstring injury.
Curry sustained the injury in Sale’s 21-13 Premier League semi-final win over Leicester Tigers on Sunday and will miss the final against Saracens at Twickenham this Saturday, the club said.
“It’s good that my season has ended like this but I’m looking forward to supporting the boys over the next two weeks,” Curry, who has five England caps, said on Instagram.
Neither the club nor Curry gave a date for his return, although The Times reported that he is likely to be out for at least four months.
His identical twin Tom also plays for England and started in the 2019 World Cup final where they lost to South Africa.
England, 2003 World Cup winners, begin their campaign in France on September 9 against Argentina. Their Pool D opponents also include Japan, Samoa and Chile.
Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford
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