Matt O’Connor has given an update on the injury to Ben Youngs and says the Leicester Tigers scrum-half could make a return to action next month.
Youngs damaged knee ligaments playing for England against Italy in the NatWest 6 Nations in February.
Tigers head coach O’Connor says Youngs is “doing well” in his recovery and could even be fit for a return to play in one of the final two home games of the Aviva Premiership season.
Everyone kindly keeps asking how my recovery is going so thought give you a update. At this stage all going really well my knee brace came off today and I can now rip into my rehab thanks for the ongoing support im in a good spot at this stage 💪🏼— Ben Youngs (@benyoungs09) March 5, 2018
“Ben Youngs is doing well,” O’Connor said. “He is really positive about his recovery and the injury was not as bad as we first thought. There are no long-term concerns and no surgery required.
“He will be back in training as soon as he can and we are looking at the games against Northampton or Newcastle next month for his return.
“Sam Harrison and Harry Simmons have been very good for us, and Ben White is doing well as captain of the England Under-20s, but to have Ben’s level of experience coming back in will be valuable.”
Meanwhile, Youngs has provided his own fitness update, taking to social media to say he is in “a good spot”.
“Thanks for the ongoing support,” he told fans.