England’s George Kruis To Miss ‘a Number Of Weeks’ After Ankle Surgery
England forward George Kruis will be out for “a number of weeks” after having ankle surgery, say his club Saracens.
Kruis played in last weekend’s European Champions Cup win in Toulon, and a statement from the double-winners described the procedure a “minor”.
But there was no indication whether the second row will be available for England’s upcoming autumn Tests, the first of which is against South Africa on November 12.
Saracens will definitely be without Kruis for the resumption of their European title defence against Scarlets this weekend.
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall said: “After consultation with George and England we are in all in agreement that it’s in the best interest of the player to undergo this minor procedure now with the majority of the season still ahead of us.
“George is on the road to recovery and we look forward to his return to action sooner rather than later.”
Kruis was a key member of the England side that won this year’s Six Nations Grand Slam and the summer Test series in Australia.