Northampton have been dealt a massive injury blow with confirmation that Harry Mallinder likely to be out for the remainder of the season.

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Director of Rugby Chris Boyd confirmed the news today.

“Harry’s operation is today and he’s got a significant knee injury,” the New Zealander said.

“It depends what they find when they go in there but he’s probably doubtful for the rest of the season.”

The 22-year-old Academy product has took to Instagram on Monday night saying: “Operation #7 in the morning. I’m devastated, but it’s an opportunity to become a better player and person. I’m grateful to have such good people with me on my journey, thank you for all of your continued support.? H”

Mallinder picked up a ligament injury in Northampton’s 41-20 home defeat to Clermont Auvergne in the European Challenge Cup ten days ago.

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He’s been on Eddie Jones’ radar, he was selected for the 2017 summer tour to Argentina and was in England’s 6 Nations squad for this 2018 Championship.

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