George Kruis will miss England’s summer tour to South Africa, Saracens boss Mark McCall has said.
British & Irish Lions lock Kruis will undergo surgery on an ankle problem at the end of the campaign.
“He’s not going to tour, no,” said Saracens rugby director McCall, of lock Kruis.
“He’s going to have surgery at the end of the season.”
England captain Dylan Hartley, centre Jonathan Joseph, winger Anthony Watson and forwards Courtney Lawes and Nathan Hughes have also been ruled out of the three tests against the Springboks in June.