Worcester centre Ben Te’o is likely to miss England’s autumn internationals after picking up an ankle injury which may rule him out for at least a month.
The 30-year-old suffered a high ankle sprain during Warriors’ Challenge Cup win over Brive
England face Argentina on 11 November before Tests against Australia and Samoa on 18 and 25 November.
“Ben has unfortunately got a syndesmosis injury of his ankle,” said Worcester coach Carl Hogg.
“He’s being assessed and will head back down to Cardiff on Monday to see whether he’ll go down a surgical route or whether it’ll be managed conservatively.
“He’s expected to be out for at least a month, but we’ll find out more next week once the swelling has settled down and it’ll give us a better idea of time-frames.”
Te’o has played in eight Tests previously for England, who are also without because of a knee operation and who has broken his cheekbone.