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England’s Ben Curry Ruled Out of World Cup Due to Hamstring Injury
A devastating hamstring injury has ended the hopes of England flanker, Ben Curry, in competing at the upcoming rugby World Cup. The 24-year-old twin brother of Tom Curry was stretchered off during Sale’s Premiership semi-final win against Leicester and will require surgery that will see him sidelined for a minimum of four months.
Curry expressed his disappointment through an Instagram post saying “Gutted that my season is over like this but looking forward to supporting the lads over the next two weeks.” This announcement comes as a huge blow for both Sale Sharks and England Rugby team ahead of their crucial fixtures.
Breakthrough Season Cut Short
The injury marks an unfortunate end to what was considered as a breakthrough season by many for the young Englishman. He had established himself as one of Steve Borthwick’s most reliable players, earning five caps since making his debut in 2021.
The setback also means that he won’t be available for selection when Sale Sharks face Saracens in the Premiership final on May 27th at Twickenham Stadium. This leaves head coach Alex Sanderson with some serious questions regarding who can fill up such massive shoes left behind by Dan du Preez and now Ben Curry’s absence.
This news adds more pressure on Eddie Jones going into France later this year. The experienced manager already has several key injuries to deal with including Jack Nowell (ankle) and Ollie Thorley (calf), among others. However, despite these setbacks, Jones remains optimistic stating that they have enough depth within their squad to make it work come game time.
As for Curry, he faces an uphill battle in his recovery and will hope to return stronger as soon as possible. This injury is a harsh reminder of the unpredictable nature of sport, with no guarantees even for the most talented athletes.
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