Chris Robshaw: Harlequins' England flanker could miss Six Nations with shoulder injury

Chris Robshaw
Chris Robshaw was captain of England between January 2012 and January 2016

England flanker and former captain Chris Robshaw could miss the Six Nations because of a shoulder injury and is to see a specialist next week.

The 30-year-old Harlequins player aggravated an existing shoulder problem at Worcester last Sunday and has been ruled out of Saturday's Premiership game against Sale.

"I'm seeing a specialist on Monday and will know more after that," he said.

"It's all up in the air at the moment and it's hard to know where I stand."

Eddie Jones' side have a number of injury worries going into the tournament, where their first game is against France on 4 February.

"Chris will see a specialist early next week to determine the best course of action for his recovery; either an extended period of rest and rehabilitation, or an operation," said the club in a statement.

Billy and Mako Vunipola have been ruled out with knee injuries, while Joe Launchbury has a calf problem and will be unavailable for Les Bleus' visit to Twickenham.

James Haskell and George Kruis are doubts with a foot injury and fractured cheekbone respectively.

And current skipper Dylan Hartley will need to prove his fitness after serving a six-week suspension.

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