Wasps back-row forward Brad Shields is to return home from England’s pre-World Cup training camp in Italy after suffering a foot injury.
Harlequins’ uncapped back-row prospect Alex Dombrandt will join the squad as Shields’ replacement.
SQUAD UPDATE | Quins forward Alex Dombrandt will fly out to Italy to join the England squad later. He will replace Brad Shields (Wasps) who returns home after picking up a foot ligament injury.
Shields will undergo assessment in England to understand the extent of the injury pic.twitter.com/IrZuxF8kjs
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) July 25, 2019
The Rugby Football Union said: “The back-rower will replace Brad Shields (Wasps), who returns home this morning after picking up a foot ligament injury.
“Shields will undergo further assessment in England to understand the extent of the injury.”
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