Joe Lanchbury must have surgery on his left knee and will not be considered for the British & Irish Lions squad ahead of the tour of South Africa. The London Wasps Captain suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during the first half of the game that his team beat Bath, last Sunday at the Ricoh Arena.
With 69 tests on his back, the second row of the England team was emerging as a firm option, within the team of the British & Irish Lions, to face the tour of South Africa. However, bad fortune returned to his path, just as it happened this season, when a broken leg forced him to miss the Six Nations tournament.
The recovery of the English giant it will take between 6 and 8 months as reported by the London Waps medical report.