Micky Young's leg injury which forced him off the field last Sunday in Oxford is worse than first feared. He has a suspected broken ankle and is now expected to miss up to 8 weeks. A further piece of bad luck is that he is now scheduled to return soon after Ben Youngs' own return from injury, further pushing him down the roster.
Young has endured a torrid time in Leicester since his move from Newcastle in 2011, first he was injured then against Aironi in January, on his first start in The Stripes, he was controversially suspend for "accidental" gouging. There was no physical evidence and no supporting witness statements could be found.
All this has contributed to Young falling behind Sam Harrison in the battle for Tigers 9 berth, when his original intention was to challenge Ben Youngs for his England place. He has only started 2 games, and featured from the bench in another 6.