England flanker Jack Willis facing long lay-off after injury against Italy

  • Results suggest he has not sustained ACL damage
  • Calls for crackdown on dangerous ‘crocodile rolls’

The England flanker Jack Willis is set for another long-term lay-off after sustaining a sickening knee injury against Italy, prompting calls for a crackdown on the kind of “crocodile roll” clearout to which he fell victim.

Willis underwent a scan on Sunday and while the initial results suggested he had not sustained ACL damage his Wasps director of rugby, Lee Blackett, said the injury was “pretty serious” and he faces “a long time out”.

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