"Injuries happen. We have to get them back playing and look at the next guys in line.
"There are some very good young players in the Saxons group and some good players outside it."
Gloucester's Olly Morgan is the only other specialist full-back in England's elite squad, although Sale's Mathew Tait and Mark Cueto have also featured there in the past.
Ben Foden of Northampton, a member of the second-string Saxons squad, is another contender after a strong start to the season, while Lions wing Ugo Monye has played the first two matches for Harlequins at 15.
With Leicester midfielders Toby Flood, Sam Vesty and Dan Hipkiss also currently on the injured list, Northampton's Shane Geraghty and Harlequins' Jordan Turner-Hall will come into the reckoning as replacements for Flutey at inside centre.
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