England flanker Jack Willis is ruled out of the World Cup after suffering a neck injury during victory over Chile
- England’s Jack Willis has been ruled out of the World Cup with a neck injury
- Steve Borthwick confirmed the news and that a replacement will be called up
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England flanker Jack Willis has been ruled out of the World Cup with a neck injury.
Head coach Steve Borthwick revealed the forward suffered the injury during last week’s victory over Chile and a replacement will join the squad next week.
Tom Pearson, Alex Dombrandt and Tom Willis are potential back-row replacements.
‘Jack unfortunately suffered an injury in the Test match versus Chile that he’s worked to recover from and to rehab from,’ said Borthwick.
‘Unfortunately he’s been unable at this stage to be fit and what that’s meant is that Jack has left the squad.
‘We anticipate the injury will be just a few weeks but given the timescales we’re operating in it means he will be replaced in the squad.
‘He’s naturally very, very disappointed. His returned to being back on the field has already started. I think that’s (a sign of) the determined man like that, that he wants to be the very best. He’s getting stuck into the work that needs to be done. ‘
England flanker Jack Willis (pictured) has been ruled out of the World Cup with a neck injury
Willis pictured celebrating after he scored England’s eleventh try of the night against Chile
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