Billy Vunipola out of England’s autumn internationals with broken arm | Rugby Union News

Last Updated: 15/10/18 4:20pm

Billy Vunipola has suffered a broken arm for the third time this year

Billy Vunipola has suffered a broken arm for the third time this year

Billy Vunipola has been ruled out for 12 weeks after breaking his left arm and will miss England’s autumn internationals.

The Saracens No 8 suffered his latest injury in Sunday’s 13-3 Champions Cup win at Glasgow, and will undergo surgery on Tuesday.

Prop Mako Vunipola’s calf strain and lock Nick Isiekwe’s ankle sprain will also hand England head coach Eddie Jones further headaches, with both now also huge doubts to take part in the autumn schedule.

“Nick Isiekwe, Billy Vunipola and Mako Vunipola are set for a spell on the sidelines,” Saracens confirmed in a statement.

“The trio were all forced off in Saracens’ Heineken Champions Cup win over Glasgow Warriors on Sunday.

“Isiekwe suffered an ankle sprain and is waiting to be assessed by a consultant with regards to the full extent of the injury.

“Billy has fractured his left arm and will have surgery on Tuesday. He is expected to be out of action for around 12 weeks.

“Mako picked up a calf strain and his progress will be monitored.”

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