Sheridan in hospital after insect bite
August 14, 2007
England prop Andrew Sheridan has been admitted to hospital after suffering an insect bite.
As a result, the Sale Sharks prop is out of contention for England's final World Cup warm-up game against France in Marseille on Saturday.
He was taken to hospital on Sunday following a bite to the lower part of his right leg.
Sheridan, 28, has been given intravenous antibiotics and hopes to be discharged later this week.
The 13 times-capped loosehead started England's Twickenham appointments with Wales and France earlier this month.
Scrum-half Peter Richards, meanwhile, is still struggling with a back problem that means he has so far taken no part in England's August Test schedule.
Uncapped Sale number nine Richard Wigglesworth, who joined the England training squad last week as cover, is currently with the 30-man World Cup group at their Bath training base.
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