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Lowe lost to neck injury

Harlequins centre George Lowe has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a neck injury, the Aviva Premiership club have confirmed.

The 24-year-old suffered the injury during the 22-12 loss to Saracens at The Stoop on September 28 while making a tackle early in the first half.

Lowe was taken to hospital following the incident and discharged, but further assessment has since led specialists to advise him to sit out the rest of Quins' campaign.

A statement on Harlequins' official website said: "George Lowe will not play rugby for the rest of the season as a result of the injury he suffered in the match with Saracens on 28th September.

"Lowe injured his neck while making a tackle in the 15th minute of the match at The Stoop. He was replaced and taken to hospital for assessment. He was released, discharged and returned home.

"Following further scans and guidance from specialists over the past four weeks, George has been advised not to play again this season.

"Instead he will undertake a programme of treatment that aims to have him fit to return to action for the 2014-15 season."

Lowe was called into the England squad that toured South Africa last year and has played for the England Under 20s in the Junior World Championships in 2009.

He made his senior debut for Quins in 2008 after joining the club's academy from Cobham.

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