Argentina centre Gonzalo Tiesi has been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup, with captain Felipe Contepomi also left struggling with bruised ribs.
Tests early on Sunday confirmed that Tiesi’s 2011 tournament was over after he came off in the narrow 13-9 loss to England with an injury to his right knee, a team spokesman said.
Fly-half Contepomi is also in doubt for Argentina’s second game against Romania after leaving the field in the first half with a rib injury, although tests showed there was no serious damage.
“There is no fracture. It’s only bruising. He is in a lot of pain and we will just have to see how it goes,” said assistant coach Fabian Turnes.
“We will wait till tomorrow (Monday) to see whether he will be able to play against Romania.”