Leicester Tigers winger Jonny May faces an “extended period” out after fracturing his cheekbone in England’s 33-30 Six Nations win over Wales on Saturday.
The 29-year-old was forced off at Twickenham and has had surgery.
Meanwhile, back-rower Sione Kalamafoni and fly-half Johnny McPhillips will also be long-term absentees through injury.
Jonny May has undergone surgery after being injured for England against Waleshttps://t.co/x8DHgW4qgi— The Rugby Paper (@TheRugbyPaper) March 12, 2020
Kalamafoni will miss three months after suffering concussion symptoms, while McPhillips is out for a similar time with a ligament tear in his right knee.
“First and foremost, we are all very disappointed for the three lads,” Murphy told the Tigers official website. “As we enter the final half of the Premiership season and approach the knockout stages of Europe, the loss of three players is a blow.
“All three are ultimate professionals and I’m confident they will commit fully to their rehab in a bid to return to action this season.”
5 huge transfers that could still happen ahead of 2020/21 season
As transfers continue to be completed ahead of the 2020/21 Premiership season, there are a number of moves still on the agenda…
1. Sergio Parisse (London Irish)
The Italy legend could continue his professional career in 2020/21 after London Irish offered him a lucrative one-year contract, according to RUCK sources.
With survival confirmed following Saracens relegation, London Irish have been on hunt for a marquee signing ahead of their move to Brentford FC’s new Community Stadium. It’s projected to have a capacity of 17,250.
This move could definitely still happen.