Wasps head coach Lee Blackett has provided a brief update on his injured star Jack Willis.

The flanker suffered what appeared to be a serious knee injury during England’s win over Italy at Twickenham Stadium yesterday.

Ahead of Wasps’ clash with Worcester Warriors, Blackett spoke to BT Sport about his contact with the 24-year-old.

He said: “[I’ve spoken to him] Briefly through text. It’s one of those, it’s quite emotional, you’ve seen Jack obviously for the last few years come back from his last one, just on the verge of England there, gets himself in this time and it looked a nasty one.

“So we’ll know more come today, he’s going for a scan this afternoon and hopefully we’ll know more but hopefully we can put in a performance for Jack today.”

Willis spent a total of 78 weeks out across two spells with knee and ankle injuries suffered back in 2018.

He recovered to become the Gallagher Premiership player of the year last term and made his belated England debut against Georgia in November, scoring his maiden Test try in the process.

A further cap followed against Wales before Willis scored his second test try shortly after coming off the bench against Italy to make his Six Nations debut.

Willis suffered the injury being cleared out of a ruck by Italian forward Sebastian Negri using the controversial ‘crocodile roll’ method.





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