England's veteran fullback Danielle Waterman has been ruled out of the Women's Rugby World Cup final against the Black Ferns at the weekend due to concussion.
The 60-cap Waterman is one of England's most consistent performers and the only England player to start in every World Cup game.
She left the field during the first half of England's semi-final victory over France for a head injury assessment and did not return.
England's head coach Simon Middleton said it was disappointing to lose Waterman ahead of the final.
"Danielle has delivered outstanding performances throughout the tournament and has been a highly-valued member of the squad."
"However we have a number of strong options available to us as we begin preparing for Saturday's game."