Cape Town - Manu Tuilagi's hopes of making an England comeback have been
dealt a blow after he came off in the early stages of Leicester's 16-15 win
over Wasps on Sunday.
Tuilagi hasn't played for England in over two years and
looked visibly fed up, clutching his pectoral muscle as he left the pitch.
According to Reuters, the injury is on the other side of his
chest from the torn pectoral muscle that kept him out for six months in the
2013-14 season and Leicester Tigers head coach Matt O'Connor is hopeful of a
“He’s got a pec issue,” Leicester’s head coach Matt O’Connor
told reporters. “He was pretty adamant he couldn’t continue, so from that point
we know there’s something wrong with Manu.
“But he was pretty confident in the changing room it’s not a
Meanwhile, Jonny May also came off in the opening ten
minutes with a head knock after collision with Christian Wade.
May and Tuilagi have the benefit of an extra week to recover
as it is European Champions Cup quarter-finals weekend and their next game is
only against Bath at Twickenham in the Premiership a week later.