Ben Foden to miss autumn Tests with ankle injury
England full-back Ben Foden will miss the autumn internationals after being told he needs surgery on an ankle ligament injury.
The 27-year-old was hurt while playing for Northampton Saints against Bath.
He will have surgery in the next few days and is then likely to be out for 10 to 12 weeks.
England face Fiji at Twickenham on 10 November, followed by games against southern hemisphere giants Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.
England have options for the number 15 shirt with Mike Brown and Alex Goode both having filled the role during the summer tour to South Africa.
Head coach Stuart Lancaster said: "It is unfortunate for Ben who has had a good run in the side and is a valuable leader.
"But we have a number of back three players who are playing well and this offers a chance for them."
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We at Big Red wish Ben a speedy recovery!
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