The electrifying winger suffered an indifferent RBS Six Nations campaign in 2015, but he returned to Gloucester worked hard at his game and forced his way into the England squad for the World Cup after some brilliant performances in the QBE Internationals.
Despite a disappointing early exit for the team, May shone for England and scored a glorious try in the game against Wales.
His club form has continued to be very strong since the fateful World Cup campaign and he was undoubtedly going to part of the plans for new head coach Eddie Jones heading towards the 2016 Six Nations.
Bleak prognosis for May ahead of Six Nations
The winger suffered the injury after making a clearance kick, initially it was believed the 25-year-old would be able to make a return at some point during the Six Nations, but his club coach gave a bleak update.
Gloucester’s Director of Rugby, David Humphreys, said “Jonny has suffered a pretty significant knee injury that requires surgery,”
“He’s seeing a specialist on Tuesday and, based on the outcome of that, we will have a much clearer picture on what needs to be done.
“Most importantly it is a huge blow for Jonny to suffer an injury like that at this stage of the season. But knowing him and his dedication he will leave no stone unturned in his recovery.”
England kick-off their first Six Nations campaign under Eddie Jones with trips to Scotland and Italy, before the face the defending champions Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday 27th February.
They then welcome arch-rivals Wales to Twickenham on Saturday 12th March for what is sure to be one of the biggest and best matches of 2016. England’s final game see’s them travel to Paris to face France.
Fans across the country will be hoping that England can enjoy a successful Six Nations campaign as they begin their new era under Jones.