Kyle Sinckler to miss Australia tour
While his injury will not require surgery, it is thought the focus this summer will be on rest and rehabilitation before next season as Bristol continue managing his recovery.
The 29-year-old, who has won more than 50 caps, made his Test debut in 2016 and has proved a key figure during England head coach Eddie Jones’ reign.
He was not named by Jones in a 35-man England squad for a three-day training camp this week.
England tackle the Wallabies in Perth on July 2, then in Brisbane seven days later and finally Sydney on July 16.
And with the Premiership play-offs and final still to take place, Jones will be keeping his fingers crossed for no further setbacks.
May made his comeback for Gloucester on Saturday, featuring as a second-half substitute after five months out recovering from a knee injury.
Players from Premiership semi-finalists Leicester, Saracens, Harlequins and Northampton were not considered for selection.
Jones said: “With a number of players unavailable because of the Premiership semi-finals, we’ve got the opportunity to call up some new players.
“It’s a great opportunity to learn about them and see what potential they have to play a part in the Australia tour.”
May missed this season’s entire Six Nations campaign, as did Exeter lock Jonny Hill, who is also included.
Hill has not played since early January due to a stress fracture of his lower leg.
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