England: Courtney Lawes in doubt for Australia tour due to a dislocated thumb

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Northampton back-row Courtney Lawes is a doubt for England’s tour of Australia in July after he suffered a dislocated finger.

Lawes sustained the injury during his side’s 31-21 loss to Gloucester in the Challenge Cup Round of 16 match last weekend.

Saints boss Chris Boyd confirmed that Lawes will be out for their game against Bath this weekend as they push for a play-off spot in the Premiership.

Further medical opinion required

The injury news casts doubt on whether Lawes, who captained England for part of their Six Nations campaign, will be fit for the Red Roses’ tour of Australia as Boyd believes further medical opinion will be required.

“Courtney had a compound dislocation of his thumb, quite nasty,” Boyd said.

“The bone actually came out, but it either popped back in or was put back in, and it has been irrigated and sewn back up again.

“He has still got some medical decisions to be made around the skeletal function of the thumb and the muscle and ligament situation.

“All I can clearly say, until we get a medical view, is he won’t play on Saturday. He needs specialist consultation to make a decision on what is the best course of action.”

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