England winger Jonny May was forced to leave the field with an injury against Tonga as Eddie Jones’ men recorded a 35-3 win in their Rugby World Cup opener.
There was a worry that the Leicester winger had suffered a hamstring injury in the 51st minute.
@EnglandRugby winger Jonny May leaves the field in the 52nd minute for a suspected hamstring injury. Can see him grabbing at his left hamstring after hobbling down field. Previous history of hammy injury in 2017.— Rugby World Cup Physio (@RugbyWCPhysio) September 22, 2019
Grade 1: 1-3 weeks
Grade 2: 3-8 weeks
Grade 3: +8 weeks#RWC2019 pic.twitter.com/1vmmABk3ga
But Jones was quick to explain the Jonny May injury in his post-match interview with ITV.
“He just ran too much and gone down with a bit of cramp,” revealed Jones, much to the relief of England fans.
England got off to a spluttering but winning start as they fought their way past unfancied Tonga.
A brace from powerhouse Manu Tuilagi and a second-half rumble from Jamie George off a driving maul opened a gap, Owen Farrell landing three penalties and two conversions.
Replacement hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie grabbed the bonus-point fourth try.