TALENTED teenager Ollie Lawrence is expected to miss the remainder of Worcester Warriors’ season after suffering a “major” ankle injury.

The 19-year-old centre has come to the fore in recent weeks with impressive performances off the bench in the Gallagher Premiership.

He has also starred for England under 20s but damaged his ankle in the second half of their 45-7 win over Scotland in the Six Nations last Friday.

Director of rugby Alan Solomons said Lawrence who has made 14 appearances this season was “devastated” by the injury as he looks set for a long spell on the sidelines.

“Ollie has rolled his ankle pretty badly so he has got a major injury,” Solomons said.

“He has still got to see the specialist but the probabilities are that he won’t play again this season.

“It is a hell of a shame because I thought he was outstanding in the 60 minutes he played against Exeter.

“He has come on leaps and bounds.

“We have been able to give him game-time. He has played in the Premiership and I think he has matured tremendously.

“He has a terrific seasons so I am very sorry that he is out to be honest with you.

“He is devastated to be out but these things happen and that’s rugby.”

The injury could also force Lawrence to miss the World Rugby Under 20 Championship which takes place in Argentina in June.

Asked whether Lawrence would require surgery, Solomons said: “He is seeing the specialist this week.

“He has had the scan but the specialist will tell us what needs to be done.”

While disappointed to lose Lawrence for the rest of the campaign Solomons said he was pleased with the progress of midfield ace Ashley Beck.

The seven-cap Wales international has not played since breaking his leg in Warriors’ European Challenge Cup win over Stade Francais in Paris in October.

“Ashley is still out but is progressing quite nicely,” Solomons said.

“We are hoping that he will be available before the end of the season.

“We have still got Ryan Mills, Ben Te’o, Will Butler, Francois Venter and Wynand Olivier so there are players that are available for us.

“Because Ollie and Will are two young academy players that have come up it has given us seven centres which has really helped us – we need them.”