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Toby Flood could miss Six Nations opener

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England fly-half Toby Flood may miss England's Six Nations opener with Scotland after suffering a knee injury.

England fly-half Toby Flood is a doubt for the Six Nations opener with Scotland on February 4.

The 26-year-old has suffered a knee injury which could keep him out for up to six weeks, ruling him out of the Scotland clash and making him a doubt for the game against Italy a week later.

Flood suffered the injury while on club duty with Leicester Tigers.

Richard Cockerill, Leicester's director of rugby, said: "Toby has had a bang on the knee and it's being treated. We'll just have to wait and see how it progresses."

Newly-appointed England coach Stuart Lancaster already has doubts over the fitness of centre Manu Tuilagi.

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