Exeter Chiefs have announced Jack Nowell was overlooked by England for the Six Nations because he requires an ankle operation.
Ahead of the start of their Six Nations campaign, England have named a 34-man squad which does not include Jack Nowell.
Jonny May suffered a hamstring injury in England's win over Australia but, along with Jack Nowell, is set to feature against New Zealand.
England are boosted by the return of fit-again duo Jack Nowell and Mako Vunipola when they attempt to make it three wins out of three.
After a school visit and spending time at the beach, England are ready to focus on their Rugby World Cup Pool C opener against Tonga.
Joe Launchbury and Henry Slade will be able to play in England's Rugby World Cup opener against Tonga, Steve Borthwick has confirmed.
Eddie Jones does not expect to have Mako Vunipola available until England face Argentina or France in the Rugby World Cup pool stage.
Mako Vunipola's latest hamstring setback is not serious and he is set to be fit for England's Rugby World Cup campaign.
Rob Baxter is not putting a timescale on how long Jack Nowell will be out, but does not believe he is a Rugby World Cup doubt.
England has made four changes for its Six Nations clash with Scotland, with Joe Cokanasiga surprisingly omitted from the squad.