Ellis Genge ruled out of the England tour to Japan and New Zealand

England vice-captain Ellis Genge has confirmed that he will not tour with Steve Borthwick's side next month following the injury he suffered in last weekend's Premier League round-robin clash with Bristol.

The 29-year-old loosehead prop sustained damage to his left calf during the 35th minute clash at The Stoop versus Harlequins and was assisted by two on-field medical staff.

He missed the remainder of his club's 53-28 win and was seen leaving the field in London later that evening wearing a protective boot and using crutches.

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“He hit a calf in the scrum,” Bears director of rugby Pat Lam said at the time. “I don't know how bad it was, but him coming out and wearing the moon boots afterwards is probably a sign of that.”

“I don't know exactly how long (he'll be out). Obviously, for England, I hope it's not as bad as it seems.”



Unfortunately, the issue will not be resolved in time for Genge to participate in the three-Test round that begins against Japan are in Tokyo on June 22 before moving to New Zealand for a July clash with the All Blacks.

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The prop finished the last Guinness Six Nations with success, impressing in March's matches against Ireland and France.

He is the second stalwart in Borthwick's squad to become unavailable, with Genge's former Leicester team-mate Ollie Chisum also ruled out through injury.


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