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Worcester full-back Chris Pennell to miss start of Premiership season

Worcester and England full-back Chris Pennell will miss the start of the Aviva Premiership season due to a neck injury.

The 29-year-old has not travelled to the Warriors' pre-season training camp in France, and has already been ruled out of the September 3 opener against Saracens.

"It is disappointing to lose someone of Chris' ability and experience but our continued focus on squad development means we have players who can take the opportunity to step up," high performance director Nick Johnston told

"Chris is working closely with our medical department to ensure he can return to fitness as soon as possible."

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