England and Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola will be out for four months with a knee cartilage injury.
Vunipola limped off in the Premiership side’s 41-13 win over Sale on Saturday.
Fears confirmed…England No 8 Billy Vunipola out for four months with the knee injury sustained v Sale. Good luck with the rehab, Billy pic.twitter.com/wpEqACTcVP
— Rugby World (@Rugbyworldmag) September 24, 2017
The 24-year-old underwent surgery on his right knee on Sunday and will now begin rehabilitation.
The official Six nations twitter had tweeted earlier this week that the back-rower was nearing full fitness after being selected for the England training squad.
— Six Nations Rugby (@SixNationsRugby) September 22, 2017
Vunipola saw the funny side, tweeting a reply that made us chuckle.
Spoke too soon 😅 haha
— Billy Vunipola (@bvunipola) September 25, 2017
I think I speak for everyone at RUCK when I wish Vunipola a fast recovery!