Jonny May is almost certainly out of England’s autumn opener against Argentina at Twickenham on November 11, after suffering a hamstring injury in training in Vilamoura on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old wing was destined to make the XV against the Pumas after a sensational start to the season at Leicester, following his late-summer move from Gloucester.
A remarkable scoring streak which has yielded 10 tries in his first nine games for the Tigers meant May arrived in the Algarve full of confidence as he prepared for England’s three-Test November campaign.
Jonny May is set to miss England's Autumn international series opener against Argentina
However, Eddie Jones is now having to come to terms with further disruption to his selection plans after May strained a hamstring during a training session at England’s base for their week-long, warm-weather camp.
The loss of the prolific finisher is a major setback, as the coaches are already having to cope with the absence of Jack Nowell and Elliot Daly, with cheek and knee injuries