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Manu Tuilagi Set For Early Return For England

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Manu Tuilagi of Leicester Tigers in action during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Benetton Treviso at Welford Road on January 16, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Manu Tuilagi was expected to miss much of England’s autumn series.

When Richard Cockerill updated the media on Manu Tulaigi’s latest groin injury last month, England fans almost accepted the centre would miss out on yet another international series.

However the Leicester Tigers player could yet feature this autumn, after the Daily Mail last night reported that Tuilagi could be fit in time for England’s game against Argentina on 26 November.

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Although Tuilagi was expected to return to action after a few short weeks as a result of picking up his groin injury against Gloucester on the opening day of the season, following the Tigers 34-14 win over Bath on 25 September, Cockerill told the media that the centre would be out of action for a further 6-8 weeks.

Although the news would appear positive, it must be remembered that Tuilagi has been rushed back from injury in the past, it therefore might be in the interest of all concerned to allow Tuilagi an extra few weeks to recuperate, before proving his fitness before the Six Nations.

However, as the Tigers could find themselves under serious pressure it the coming weeks, they maybe forced to start the 25 year-old in order to avoid their season stagnating.

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Author: The PA Team

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