Wasps have been dealt a major blow after flanker Sam Jones was ruled out for up to five months with leg and ankle injuries.

Jones facing five months out

Jones facing five months out

The 24-year-old was injured during an ill-fated England training camp which also saw Bath's Anthony Watson and Exeter wing Jack Nowell pick up problems which will keep them out long term.

Jones suffered a leg fracture and an ankle injury during a judo session last week in Brighton, ending his hopes of an England debut in the upcoming Autumn international series.

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young says it is a bitter blow for both club and country, while expressing his sympathies for the flanker after he worked his way into England contention.

"Unfortunately, as well as breaking his leg he's had a significant ankle injury, which means he's going to be out for around five months, which is obviously a disaster," Wasps director of rugby Dai Young said on the club's website.

"The biggest disappointment, without a shadow of a doubt, is for Sam. He's worked his socks off to get into contention for England and we're all frustrated for Sam missing out."

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