Owen Farrell and Jonny May withdraw from England squad with respective concussion and elbow injuries as Eddie Jones’ side look to step up their preparations ahead of crucial Autumn Nations series
- The Saracens and Gloucester players withdrew from the squad on Monday
- Crucial Autumn Nations series for an England side build up to the World Cup
- Farrell will follow return to play protocol ahead of return from concussion
Owen Farrell and Jonny Could have withdrawn from the England squad through injury.
England are spending five days at a training camp in Jersey to organize for the upcoming Autumn Nations Series – with England Rugby announcing on Monday that Farrell and May will not travel.
Farrell suffered a concussion in Saracens’ 22-20 Gallagher Premiership win over Exeter on the weekend, while May sustained an elbow injury as Gloucester beat London Irish 22-21 on Friday night.
Owen Farrell has withdrawn from the squad after suffering a concussion over the weekend
Injured duo Henry Arundell and Will Stuart will still travel as they nurse foot and knee injuries, respectively.
Farrell will follow return to play protocols as Sale’s Tom Roebuck earns a primary call-up, with Adam Radwan and Henry Slade also recalled.
Charlie Atkinson, who has recently been linked with Leicester, will meet up with Eddie Jones’ ranks as a training player
England face Argentina, Japan, Latest Zealand and South Africa at Twickenham between November 6-26.
Jonny May will even play no part after suffering what gave the impression to be a nasty elbow injury