England prop Andrew Sheridan has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup by a shoulder injury.
Sheridan will return home for treatment and subject to approval from the tournament medical director, a replacement will be called for.
The Sale man has been plagued by shoulder troubles, having twice undergone surgery on his left shoulder. The 31-year-old only returned from an injury to his right shoulder in time for England’s final warm-up game against Ireland. It was the left shoulder that Sheridan injured against the Pumas on Saturday.
“It’s sad for Sheri, he’s been unlucky. We brought five props so have options,” said England boss Martin Johnson.
Northampton prop Paul Doran-Jones and Wasps’ Tim Payne are the favourites to replace Sheridan.