Ben Foden, the full back for the England Rugby Team faces up to several weeks on the sidelines after sustaining an injury that will see him miss out on important preparations ahead of a tough schedule of Tests for the England team. According to the reports, Foden has damaged his ankle ligaments severely and although he is yet to consult a specialist on the matter, it is being believed that the star for the Northampton Saints faces a lengthy layoff from the game.
The Aviva Premiership Rugby Union released a statement on their official website regarding the injury sustained by Foden, but there were no elaborate reports on the extent of the injury. According to the statement released by The Saints, their star man severely damaged ankle ligaments during their Aviva Premiership encounter against Bath Rugby and will consult a specialist in a short while. And that comes as extremely negative news for the England Rugby Team which has seen its preparations already hampered by a number of injuries to key members of the squad.
The statement further read that it is being assumed that the player will be out of action for a significant number of weeks, but nothing can be said for sure before the players sees a specialist. And the injury to Foden comes as a shock for the Northampton Saints as well, who have enjoyed the best possible start to the new season of the Premiership with back to back wins against Gloucester Rugby, Exeter Chiefs and Bath Rugby.
The England Rugby Team faces the Fiji national team at Twickenham on the 10th of November before clashing against Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and the injury to Foden couldn’t come a worst time for the England team and their manager Stuart Lancaster as well as for The Saints.