Mike Brown: Harlequins full-back could miss rest of season after knee surgery

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England full-back Mike Brown and harlequins is not likely to play again this year after being told he couldn’t avoid surgery to a knee harm.
Brown has tried to play through the problem but, after fighting throughout the previous two games of his club, the decision was taken for him to go under the knife.
The operation is expected to see him miss at least six months and now can be a bitter blow after he was not picked England’s squad for the Rugby World 41, for the 34-year-old, who has been concentrating on club .
“Mike has tried hard to train and play over the last few weeks but unfortunately his situation has worsened,” Quins thoughts of rugby Paul Gustard explained.
“It would be detrimental to his long-term knee health when he continued to try and play. Slimming Mike is a big loss to the group.
“He’s of course disappointed as ultimately he wishes to compete and give his all to the shirt.
“Under the advice of our outstanding medical staff headed by Mike Lancaster, allied to Browny’s fantastic approach to improve and his diligence to rehabilitation, I know he will do everything he can to reunite to play quicker than expected.
“We’ll look to determine how we could utilize Mike in other capacities that will help the group.”

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