England proceed to face disruption to preparations for his or her Guinness Six Nations opener in opposition to Italy after Nick Isiekwe was pressured to return from their camp in Girona due to sickness.
Isiekwe can be unable to participate within the Stadio Olimpico showdown on Saturday week with the hole created in Steve Borthwick’s 36-man squad being taken by Charlie Ewels.
Isiekwe was a attainable bench possibility for the spherical one fixture in Rome and his departure from England’s warm-weather coaching base in Spain is one other setback for Borthwick.
A disaster has developed in midfield after Ollie Lawrence was dominated out till later within the Championship due to a hip downside, whereas Oscar Beard is out with concussion.
It raises the prospect of both of the uncapped Fraser Dingwall or Max Ojomoh partnering Henry Slade within the centres in one other overhaul of England’s midfield.
Only Dingwall and Ojomoh have performed recurrently at inside centre with the choices out there to Borthwick already depleted by Owen Farrell’s absence from the Six Nations for psychological wellbeing causes and Manu Tuilagi’s groin subject.
Hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie has additionally been dominated out in opposition to Italy due to an unspecified medical situation, however he may return for the spherical two appointment with Wales at Twickenham.
Ewels, the Bath second row, received the final of his 30 caps within the 2022 Six Nations and can be competing with Alex Coles to offer bench cowl for Maro Itoje and Ollie Chessum.
England depart Girona for Rome on Thursday when Borthwick will identify a beginning XV that can be led for the primary time by Jamie George.