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England prop Corbisiero to replace injured Healy

Alex Corbisiero

Jun 06, 2013

Due to Healys injury at the Western Force test on Wednesday, which he had to be stretchers off pitch for a twisted leg, England prop Alex Corbisiero has been called up to the British and Irish Lions squad to provide cover.

"Cian has had an X-ray and, while his left ankle is not broken, he will be assessed further," said Lions coach Warren Gatland.

"In the meantime we need to get Alex over here as soon as possible."

Healy has also been cited for allegedly biting Western Force scrum-half Brett Sheehan.

Corbisiero, 24, has been in Argentina for the two-Test tour with England, but has been released immediately to join the Lions in Australia.

"We're delighted for Alex," said England head coach Stuart Lancaster. "It's very pleasing for him after he missed the Six Nations through injury and he goes with our full support and blessing."

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