Eddie Jones may be without one of his star men during the 2020 Six Nations after Saracens confirmed that Billy Vunipola has suffered a broken arm in Saracens' win over Racing 92 at Allianz Arena on Sunday
Vunipola lasted just 5 minutes before he left the field injured and replaced by former Wallaby Will Skelton. He will see a consultant over the coming days to determine the full extent of the injury before undergoing rehabilitation.
The 27-year-old has a history of breaking his arms. Vunipola missed England's 4 tests in November in 2018 after he broke his left arm in October against Glasgow. In January that same year he fractured his right arm in another European Champions Cup encounter, at Ospreys, and did not play again for another 106 days, breaking it again during the June tour to South Africa.
The injury could see Vunipola sidelined for up to three months. Vunipola was a big part of England's World Cup playing every single minute of England's 6 matches as they finished the tournament in second place.
Eddie Jones names his squad for the 2020 Six Nations on Monday, and has no shortage of options at no.8 with Sam Simmonds, Ben Earl, Alex Dombrandt and Nathan Hughes all in good form with Lewis Ludlam also able to fill void.