England and Leicester Tigers receive Jonny May boost

Jonny May has been cleared of major injury
Jonny May has been cleared of major injury

England and Leicester Tigers have been handed a major boost after winger Jonny May has been cleared of any major injury concern.

May sustained a shoulder injury in the opening stage of the recently concluded Gallagher Premiership game between Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers after colliding with Teimana Harrison and Alex Walker and was forced off the field in the 8th minute.

The 28-year-old underwent scans on Monday to assess the extent of the damage and the results ruled out any major concern with May expected to return to action soon.

"Jonny has a bang on his AC joint which is pretty painful, but there's no structural damage," said Leicester interim coach Geordan Murphy.

"We're hopeful he could be available for the weekend. It's certainly not a long-term injury."

England will already be without Anthony Watson and Marland Yarde for their autumn international campaign and the news on May will be a relief to Eddie Jones.

Jones' men will face South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Australia on 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th November respectively with all the games to be played at Twickenham Stadium.