Sackey Ruled out for England Summer Tour Of Argentina

Sackey Ruled out for England Summer Tour Of Argentina

England wing Paul Sackey has been ruled out of the summer tour to Argentina due to a broken leg.

The Wasps finisher aggravated an injury two weeks ago playing against Bristol and a scan has revealed he faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

“I have broken my fibula. I had a slight crack in it beforehand, obviously going into the Ireland game and I hadn’t played up until the Bristol game just two weeks ago,” he said, speaking to Sky Sports News.

“I played in that game because I was sort of told… if I did play in it and got through it without any problems, then I could be involved with the Lions.”

The 22-times capped Sackey admitted it was a gamble to play against Bristol but believed it would further his touring chances.

“It was one of those Catch 22 situations. I knew my leg wasn’t 100 per cent but I still had five weeks to get ready for the Lions, if selected,” he added.

“So I took the gamble, played in it, first tackle, two minutes in, I knew that it wasn’t right and I have just had a scan today and an X-Ray and I have broken my fibula, so…

“I am bitterly disappointed, I am gutted. Maybe if I had not played in that game I might have been on stand-by for the Lions or have gone on the Argentina tour.

But Sackey is determined to return better than ever after his lengthy lay-off.

“I always look at it that everything happens for a reason,” he said.

“Maybe I need a break from rugby for a little bit, just chill out and relax and get my focus back and come back stronger and fitter and faster hopefully for next season. So I sort of take a positive out of it, if there is one.”