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Strettle targets England comeback

David Strettle
David Strettle vows to return to the England side after his latest injury.

David Strettle is desperate to recapture his place in the England side following his latest injury problem.

The Harlequins wing suffered a reoccurrence of his metatarsal injury during the victory against Worcester and could be out for up to six weeks.

Strettle told BBC London 94.9: "I won't be happy until that England shirt is mine again.

"England have stepped in and really want this nipped in the bud, so fingers crossed I can get it sorted now."

He added: "Basically the way I run, and the way I side-step, I put so much weight through the outside of my foot, the fifth metatarsal, that it comes under so much stress.

"So it's going to be a case of not necessarily changing one thing but adjust a lot of things, possibly my running style and boots, and try and cover all areas really."

I felt something go as soon as I put my weight on the foot but luckily it's just a hairline fracture

David Strettle
The 25-year-old, who previously injured his foot in the Six Nations game against Wales in February, said it was a familiar feeling.

"I knew straight away," he said. "I felt something go as soon as I put my weight on the foot. It's happened twice before so I knew it was broken.

"I didn't have the scan until four days later, but they only confirmed what I already knew.

"Luckily it's just a hairline fracture so it's only going to be about five or six weeks."

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see also
Strettle suffers foot injury blow
07 Oct 08 |  Harlequins
Worcester 23-30 Harlequins
02 Oct 08 |  English


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