England's Owen Farrell out of third New Zealand Test
England fly-half Owen Farrell has been ruled out of the third Test against New Zealand with a knee injury.
Farrell, 22, has suffered a strain to the medial ligament in his left knee, which means he will miss Saturday's final game in Hamilton.
Stuart Lancaster England head coach
“Such is his character that he is already working on his rehab and still contributing to the tour”
England head coach Stuart Lancaster said: "It's disappointing for Owen as he was desperate to play in the final Test."
New Zealand hold an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
Farrell will stay with the squad for the remainder of the tour before returning to his club Saracens for further assessment and treatment.
Lancaster added: "Such is his character that he is already working on his rehab and still contributing to the tour.
"Fortunately, we have three other fly-halves and we'll make that selection call over the next few days."
However, Lancaster said scrum-half Danny Care missed training earlier on Tuesday and is rated 50-50 "at best" for Saturday's Test, though centres Billy Twelvetrees and Luther Burrell will be available for selection.