Jonny May received a shock England call-up just TEN DAYS after dislocating his elbow… as Eddie Jones named his 36-man squad, including Owen Farrell, for this autumn’s Nations League with Argentina
- Jonny May dislocated his elbow during Gloucester’s win over London Irish
- The Gloucester winger was expected to have significant time in the side
- However, ten days after the injury, he was declared in the squad
- Owen Farrell has also been named in England’s 36-man squad ahead of Sunday’s game
Johnny May received a shock call-up Eddie Jones for England’s first autumn match against Argentina, just ten days after dislocating his elbow.
May suffered the gruesome injury during Gloucester’s 22-21 Gallagher Premiership win over London Irish on October 21 following a clash with Ben Loader.
He was seen leaving after the match with a bandage on his arm and was expected to be unavailable for the entire Autumn Nations series.
Jonny May has been called up to the England squad just ten days after dislocating his elbow
May was seen walking with a brace on his arm after sustaining an injury while playing for Gloucester
Saracens – Midfielder Owen Farrell has also been included in the squad after suffering concussion during the Premier League game.
Farrell took a knee to the head in an accidental scuffle during Saracens’ 22-20 Premier League win at Exeter on 22 October.
Farrell is back with the team and will continue to play camp protocols in the final stages of his gradual return.
Jamie George, Henry Arundel and Will Stewart will continue their rehabilitation in camp, while Lewis Ludlam was unavailable for selection after suffering an abdominal injury before joining the squad.
Newcastle Falcons’ Shaun Robinson has also been called up to the squad.
May suffered the injury after clashing with London Irish player Ben Loader in mid-air
Eddie Jones named May as part of his 36-man squad in a shock squad
May’s injury against London Irish occurred in the 26th minute after he and Loader collided mid-air.
Immediately sensing the injury was serious, he kept his left arm flat on the floor and called for paramedics before getting to his feet moments later and leaving the field with the injury protected by a large bandage.
Prior to his injury, Jones had hailed May’s “return to form” as he struggled with a knee injury and a dose of Covid that kept him out of action against Australia in July.
Owen Farrell also made the squad after suffering concussion with Saracens
England’s second-highest all-time men’s goalscorer was ready to return to the wing for the Tests against Argentina, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa, but injury meant a significant spell in the treatment room looked likely.
However, his call-up means he could play a role in the Autumn Nations, although it would be a surprise to see him feature against Argentina on Sunday.
Eddie Jones’ England squad are in Jersey for a training camp ahead of next weekend’s matches against Argentina, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa at Twickenham.