Williams' injury curse strikes again

Williams' injury curse strikes again

Flanker Mike Williams has become the latest England player to suffer a serious injury after it was confirmed he'd broken his arm again.

Williams is facing around three months out after it was announced he has broken his arm for the third time in just 12 months and he's the latest England man who will miss the upcoming autumn internationals.

The 24-year-old was thought to be in line for his debut in the game against South Africa at Twickenham on November 12, with England head coach Eddie Jones keen to use him in an openside role but the injury has put paid to those plans.

Williams joins James Haskell, Jack Clifford and Sam Jones as players who have been struck down with injuries recently.

"It's bitterly disappointing with England on the horizon," said Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill. "Unfortunately he's re-fractured his arm that he broke last year. It will heal in 8-12 weeks.

"It's the same arm and fracture site. Historically, these things are notoriously difficult to clear up. They have a history of coming back. They are very difficult injuries to shake off.

"We have done all the right things and he has done everything he can do but it is purely bad luck."

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