Andrew Sheridan has been ruled out of England's second Test against New Zealand on Saturday.
The Sale Sharks loose-head prop suffered a nasty cut above his left eye during last weekend's 37-20 defeat to the All Blacks in Auckland that required 12 stitches.
Uncapped Newcastle prop David Wilson, who is currently with the England Saxons at the Churchill Cup, has been called in to replace Sheridan.
"I’m obviously very disappointed to get the news but I’ve got to follow the medical advice I’ve received. The laceration should be fully healed in a fortnight," said Sheridan.
Wilson will arrive in Christchurch later today after leaving north America, where the Saxons are gearing up for the Churchill Cup final against Scotland A.
"My immediate thoughts are with Andrew and I’m pleased to hear that his recovery is expected to be a relatively quick one," Wilson said.
"I knew England Saxons was a possible stepping stone for me but I didn’t expect the call up to come quite so soon!
"I’m disappointed to be leaving the Saxons, I was really looking forward to playing in the Churchill Cup final, but obviously this is a huge honour and not something I could say no to.
"I played against the Barbarians a couple of weeks ago but I massively want to get my first cap.
"I know it may not happen in New Zealand but it’s a big step in the right direction and it’ll be a great experience for me."
Wasps loose-head Tim Payne is Sheridan's likely replacement in the England starting XV with Bristol's Jason Hobson in line for a place on the bench.