England centre Jonathan Joseph is set to miss the three test tour of South Africa in June after being ruled out for the rest of the season due to injury.
The 26-year-old hurt his left ankle during the first half of his club Bath\'s 41-6 defeat to Saracens on Sunday and needed crutches to leave the field before his foot was put into a protective boot.
\"JJ is going to need surgery to correct his injury. He will then need a lengthy period of time to rehabilitate,\" Bath\'s Director of Rugby Todd Blackadder told the club\'s website.
England start the tour against the Springboks in Johannesburg on June 9 and Joseph, capped 40 times, had been due to play a prominent role.