England star Josh Hodgson has been ruled out of playing the in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Final.
The Three Lions face Australia on Saturday 2 December at the Brisbane Stadium but Hodgson, unfortunately, won’t be able to play.
Hodgson, 28, injured his knee during England’s semi-final win over Tonga at the Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday.
He had an MRI scan the next day on Sunday, and it confirmed that he had suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
The hooker will not return to Canberra Raiders for a specialist review with a view to operate.
James Roby is expected to start in the number nine role now, with George Williams coming into the side on the bench.