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.
Almost 20 years since the two clubs played in a cross-code challenge series as the best two sides in each code, Wigan and Bath have linked up again for some dual-training in the south west this week.
The RFL referees take on a Wakefield Chairman's select team in an 80 minute game of touch rugby league to raise money for the RFL Benevolent Fund.
Rugby League will pay its respects to the servicemen and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in armed conflict over the last 100 years by laying five commemorative wreaths during a ceremony at the Cenotaph in London on Friday (11.00am).