Manu Tuilagi ruled out of England's tour of Australia due to knee injury

Manu Tuilagi has undergone a surgery on his knee
Manu Tuilagi has undergone a surgery on his knee

Manu Tuilagi will miss the upcoming England's tour of Australia in July following a surgery on his knee.

The news is a big blow to the 31-year-old's career which has been hampered by injuries forcing him to feature in six games for the red rose team since the 2019 World Cup and overall 14 matches during the 2021/22 season.

A statement released by Sale Sharks revealed that Tuilagi will now undergo a a summer of rest and a full pre-season.

“Sale Sharks can confirm that Manu Tuilagi has undergone a routine procedure on his knee which will rule the 31-year-old out of this summer’s England tour to Australia,” the Premiership club confirmed via a press statement.

“The club, in close consultation with England Rugby, have decided that a summer of rest and a full pre-season is the best course of action to ensure Manu is fit and available for Sale Sharks and England during a crucial year for both club and country.

“Everyone at the club wishes Manu all the best for his recovery and looks forward to seeing him at Carrington for the start of pre-season.”

Earlier in the year, he was named in the Six Nations squad but was forced to withdraw due to a hamstring injury.

The three-game Test series will be played on 2nd, 9th and 16th July in Perth, Brisbane and Sydney respectively.