David Wilson to miss rest of Six Nations, and Champions Cup meeting with Leinster
Bad news if you're a prop, but good news if you're a Leinster fan.
England and Bath prop David Wilson was forced out of last week's Six Nations opener in Cardiff with a neck injury, and it looks like his season is now as good as over.
Head coach Stuart Lancaster has revealed that Wilson is to undergo surgery tomorrow on a nerve impingement in his neck, meaning he's ruled out for the rest of the championship.
As well as that, Wilson looks certain to miss Bath's Champions Cup meeting with Leinster on April 4, with Lancaster indicating that the prop will be out for between 10 and 12 weeks.
Wilson has been a strong performer for the national side since coming in for Dan Cole this time last year, who coincidentally enough was also sidelined with a neck injury.