England squad depleted again as Barritt ruled out for the year

Frank Dalleres
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ENGLAND centre Brad Barritt is set to miss the autumn internationals after being ruled out for the rest of the year with a foot injury.

Barritt has undergone surgery on the problem, which first surfaced late last season and flared up again following last week’s Aviva Premiership opener against London Irish.

The 27-year-old British and Irish Lion is the second England player to be ruled out, after flanker Tom Croft was sidelined for the season with a knee ligament injury.