England winger Anthony Watson will miss the start of the Six Nations after being ruled out for three to four weeks, with a hamstring injury, said coach Eddie Jones.
The 22-year-old sustained the injury during a pre-tournament training camp in Portugal, with scans confirming that he has picked up a slight muscular strain. The Bath winger will remain with England for his rehabilitation, ahead of the tournament that starts next weekend.
“It’s disappointing news for Anthony and for England, but we know he’ll rehab diligently to get himself right to go as soon as he can,” head coach Eddie Jones told reporters.
“We’re confident he’ll be in the mix later in the championship.”
To recall, England start against France at Twickenham on Saturday.