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England winger Jonny May ruled out for the season

  • Gloucester wing Jonny May has been ruled out of the rest of the season
  • May suffered a knee injury while playing for the Cherry and Whites against Quins at Twickenham
  • The 25-year-old England’s first-choice left wing at the World Cup will now miss the Six Nations
England and Gloucester speedster Jonny May will miss the entire Six Nations’ Championship after being told he needs knee surgery.

The Cherry and Whites wing was operated on following a ligament injury suffered during the Premiership game against Harlequins at Twickenham 11 days ago.

The 25-year-old will therefore miss the Six Nations Championship, in addition to being ruled out of Gloucester’s domestic and European campaigns.

“Following an operation on his left knee on Tuesday, Jonny May will be ruled out of the remainder of the campaign,” said a club statement.

Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys described the injury as “significant” but refused to disclose exact details of what May had suffered.

“He had surgery on Tuesday, the operation went well,” Humphreys told BBC Radio Gloucestershire. “It’s very difficult to put a timeline on any knee injury. It’s a disappointing end to the 12 months for Jonny, both at club and international level.”

Humphreys however does hope to have May fit and ready for the start of next season, although the winger likely to also miss England’s summer tour of Australia.

“He was very quick to text me after the operation to tell me he plans to come back fitter and stronger,” added Humphreys.

“Jonny has shown in the past when he has been injured that he will work hard and I have no doubt we will see him back performing and shining in Gloucester colours.”

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