Jack Willis releases emotional statement after horror injury

Wasps flanker Jack Willis has broken his silence after suffering a horror injury against Italy in the Six Nations at the weekend.

The England flanker has not ruptured his ACL – as first feared – but is still set for a ‘long time out’.

Seconds after scoring a try, Willis could be heard screaming in agony after he was rolled out of a ruck by an Italian player, twisting his knee in the process.

He’s now finally broke his silence.

Taking to Instagram, he wrote: “The highs and lows of Rugby…

“I have loved every second of training and playing in an England shirt and it has been a dream come true to be involved in such a great group of lads and coaches. I’m truly gutted with the way it ended on Saturday but these things happen.

“I will give everything I can to my rehab to come back a better and stronger player. Thank you so much for all the messages and support I’ve received it really is appreciated.

“I will be back,”

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LIST: Four possible back-row replacements for injured Jack Willis

1. Sam Simmonds

  • Club: Exeter Chiefs
  • Age: 26

The European player of the year, who has scored 11 Premiership tries so far this season, should find his way back into Jones’ squad in the near future. He’s been sensational.

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