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England flanker Tom Curry has been ruled out of the remaining Quilter Internationals after suffering an ankle injury in the win over South Africa.
The 20-year-old Sale Sharks forward was taken off at the start of the second half against the Springboks on his fifth cap.
“Tom Curry is not available this week and he’ll be ruled out for the rest of the series as well," said England forwards coach Steve Borthwick.
“He injured his ankle but beyond that we don’t know how long, but for the next three Test matches he’ll be unavailable for us - everybody else is available for selection."
Curry had started a fourth Test match in a row against South Africa, after being selected at seven for the three-Test series in the summer as well as the victory at Twickenham Stadium.
“He’s a fantastic young player, you saw that in the summer and you saw it at the weekend," added Borthwick.
“He’s got a really fantastic future ahead of him. It’s disappointing but whenever there’s an injury it is an opportunity for you as a player to improve and get better."
England however are well stocked with back row options for the remaining games against New Zealand, Japan and Australia.
Eddie Jones' side face the Kiwis on Saturday for the first time since 2014 and Borthwick is confident they have the players to come into the pack.
“We’ve got a lot of options there," added the former England captain. "We’ve got a lot of versatility with Sam [Underhill], Mark Wilson and Zach Mercer, who has played all across the back row.
“Sam’s an excellent player, a real tough defender, he hits hard and he’s in great physical shape.
“We’ve got Courtney training fully and in that back five of the scrum, you saw Charlie Ewels come on at six at the weekend, so we’ve got a lot of good quality players back there."