Tigers’ Manu Tuilagi hurts hamstring
England centre Manu Tuilagi misses out for Leicester Tigers because of a hamstring injury.
The 24-year-old only returned to Leicester’s starting line-up for the win over Treviso on 16 January after a 15-month absence with a groin problem.
“Manu has just tweaked a hamstring which will probably mean a couple of weeks out,” says Director of rugby Richard Cockerill
Manu Tuilagi will miss Leicester’s Aviva Premiership clash against Gloucester at Kingsholm on Saturday after suffering a hamstring injury.
The centre, whose last start in the Premiership was against Harlequins in October 2014, will miss Saturday’s match against Gloucester at Kingsholm and next weekend’s home encounter with Sale.
Eddie Jones did not name him in his England squad, picking Bath’s Ollie Devoto as an injury replacement for him to allow an instant recall.
Director of rugby Richard Cockerill said: “Manu has just tweaked a hamstring which will probably mean a couple of weeks out.”
“He has done well since his return from a long-term injury, and we are looking after him.
“We’ve got guys like Mat Tait and Matt Smith, who have been in good form this season, so we have options in the back line.”
It is thought that Jones had identified England’s Twickenham clash against Wales on March 12 as a possible Test match return for Tuilagi.
The 24-year-old has not played for England since June 2014, but he is a proven quality international performer who Jones will be keen to get involved as soon as possible.