Many English rugby supporters were left disappointed at the beginning of the week when Sam Simmonds was left out of the England squad to face Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday.
Simmonds has been a revelation for the Exeter Chiefs this season and many were hoping to see the 22-year-old in action this weekend to win his first cap for his country but it looked like we we would have to wait until the Samoa game to see this happen.
However, Tom Curry, who was in line to secure his second cap this weekend after winning his first cap during the summer, suffered a wrist injury in training today and Simmonds has been brought in as his replacement.
Curry dislocated a small bone in his left wrist and he underwent surgery this evening. He will likely be out of action for 12 weeks which is a huge blow for England and Sale Sharks.
Curry was named on the bench for Argentina but is now replaced by Simmonds who has travelled back to England camp from Exeter.
Here is the full statement from the England camp:
Following a scan this afternoon it has been confirmed that Tom Curry (Sale Sharks) dislocated a small bone in his left wrist today. He underwent a minor operation this evening and is likely to be out for up to 12 weeks.
Curry was due to be on the bench for England’s game against Argentina on Saturday. Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs) has been called up to replace him.