However a blank weekend has allowed the back rower enough time to recover.
England needs an operation on his shoulder that will require two to three months’ rehabilitation.
“It could be the season for him and that’s a big blow,” coach Ryan Sheridan said.
“It will be a tough challenge for us at Barrow – they’ve been staying in games and not losing by much.”
Second row Tim Spears is rated as “50/50” with a medial ligament problem.
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Hull KR coach Chris Chester has named Jordan Cox in his 19-man squad for the home clash with Wakefield on Thursday evening.
Kingstone Press Championship leaders Leigh had to fight for their 23rd successive victory at Dewsbury.