Brett Ferres has been ruled out of the Four Nations after picking up a calf injury in training.
The Leeds forward will be replaced by his Rhinos teammate Stevie Ward in the squad.
“Brett is a key member of the senior squad and he’s hugely disappointed to be missing out,” England coach Wayne Bennett said.
“He had been working hard with the train-on squad and has continued to do so in our camp.
“Unfortunately, he suffered this injury in training which has meant he will not be able to train effectively for a few weeks.
“Just like all the other players, I know he was excited about the challenge ahead with England.
“Myself and all the England team wish Brett all the best with his recovery and look forward to seeing him in action next season.”