George Ford takes part in England training for first time since injury

George Ford takes part in England training for first time since achilles injury… with the fly-half set for comeback in Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup game against Ireland

  • George Ford will be on the bench against Ireland in the Autumn Nations Cup 
  • The England fly-half took part in training for first time since achilles injury
  • He was captain in a 15 vs 15 game and says achilles feels ‘as good as it ever has’

Fly-half George Ford took part in a training game on Wednesday, as England finalised preparations for their game against Ireland this Saturday.

Five Harlequins players were invited to train with the 25-man squad, meaning Eddie Jones had enough players for 15 on 15 drills. 

Sportsmail understands Ford captained one of the teams and could feature on the bench against Ireland.

George Ford took part in training and is set to return from injury against Ireland on Saturday

Ford has been sidelined with an achilles injury, but is fit to return after using a hyperbaric oxygen chamber to quicken his recovery.

‘I’ve had three and a half weeks of rehab now and it is feeling as good as it has ever done,’ said Ford.

Unless Jones decides to start the No 10, England are likely to stick with the same backline that beat Georgia.

Flankers Tom Curry and Sam Underhill are set to return to the pack, with Kyle Sinckler and Mako Vunipola also pushing to start.

The fly-half was captain of one team during a 15 vs 15 training match but will be on the bench




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