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England's Lawes ruled out of Six Nations with calf strain

England's Lawes ruled out of Six Nations with calf strain
Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - Wales v England - Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Britain - February 23, 2019 England's Courtney Lawes receives treatment from medical staff after sustaining an injury Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs Copyright PAUL CHILDS(Reuters)
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(Reuters) - England lock Courtney Lawes will miss the rest of the Six Nations after suffering a calf strain during Saturday's defeat by Wales, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said.

The 30-year-old had to be helped off the field in Cardiff and a subsequent MRI revealed the damage.

"Lawes is expected to be out for a minimum of four weeks. He will return to his club for rehabilitation," RFU said in a press release.

England's hopes of completing the Grand Slam were dashed following the 21-13 defeat by Wales.

(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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