Six Nations: Jamie George ruled out of England v Wales at Twickenham with bicep injury

Jamie George during England training

England hooker Jamie George has been ruled out of Saturday’s Six Nations showdown with Wales at Twickenham.

The Saracens star suffered a bicep injury during training on Tuesday afternoon and will miss the remainder of the tournament.

Exeter Chiefs’ Luke Cowan-Dickie is to take his place on the bench, having been retained as cover by head coach Eddie Jones this week.

Cowan-Dickie won his solitary cap against France in the build-up to last autumn’s World Cup and will play back-up to captain Dylan Hartley.

England forwards coach Steve Borthwick revealed George may struggle to play again this season after a scan confirmed he will be out for up to 10 weeks.

“Jamie hurt his biceps in training and had a scan. It’s a ruptured tendon and it looks like he’ll be out for eight to 10 weeks,” Borthwick said.

“On the video of the training session, I watched the incident and it looked very innocuous. It was an arm out during a tackle and that was it.

“He carried on training and didn’t think much of it, but then realised it was worse than he thought and saw the doctor.”

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